Casey Affleck is working with John Powers Middleton on a new film “Far Bright Star”, as part of the Affleck/Middleton Project. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in the film.  Affleck will be directing and producing the film.

“Far Bright Star” will be based on a Robert Olmstead novel. It will tell the 1916 story of a cavalryman that leads a group of young men on a hunt for the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. The group is attacked and most of the men are killed, but one man is left to survive in the desert.

“This ia beautifully written story on pain and loss and the drive and resilience one fins within themselves to continue through the day”, says Affleck.

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