You may not know Gavin O’Connor by name, but chances are, you’ve seen one of his movies. He directed The Accountant, Pride and Glory, Miracle and Warrior. Both Warrior and Miracle are sports films, and they were both great. Two of the better sports movies in recent memory.
And that’s why we’re excited to hear he’s planning on directing another sports drama titled ‘The Has-Been,’ starring Ben Affleck.
Deadline gives us the details…
“It centers on a former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.”
Sounds a little similar to the 2001 baseball film Hardball. I know a lot of people disliked that movie, but I enjoyed it. Although, that might be because I love all movies about baseball.
While the plot of this film might sound a bit cheesy, we have faith in the project because O’Connor has shown he knows how to direct a sports drama. And we all know Affleck is a ridiculously talented actor, so it’s off to a good start.
No word on when production might begin. We will keep you posted.