The Way Back (2020 film)

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The Way Back
The Way Back poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGavin O'Connor
Produced by
Written byBrad Ingelsby
Music byRob Simonsen
CinematographyEduard Grau
Edited byDavid Rosenbloom
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06) (United States)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Way Back (also known as Finding the Way Back in some markets) is an upcoming American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor, and written by Brad Ingelsby. It stars Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar, Glynn Turman.

It is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures.



On June 11, 2018, it was announced that director Gavin O'Connor and actor Ben Affleck were going to re-team on a Warner Bros. drama film, titled The Has-Been, scripted by Brad Ingelsby about a former basketball star who has lost his wife and family foundation because of an addiction, and he attempts to regain his soul by becoming the coach of a high school basketball team at his alma mater.[1] On September 26, 2018, it was reported that comedian Al Madrigal had joined the film's cast to play Dan, a well mannered high school Mathematics teacher and the school's assistant coach who believes in Affleck's character after the head coach quits. Producers would be Jennifer Todd, Gordon Gray, Ravi Mehta, and O'Connor.[2] In October 2018, Janina Gavankar joined the cast of the film.[3] In November 2018, Brandon Wilson and Rachael Carpani joined the cast of the film.[4][5] In July 2019, it was announced the title of the film was The Way Back.[6] In August 2019, it was announced Rob Simonsen would score the film.[7]


Principal photography began in October 2018.[8]


It is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020.[9] It was previously scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019.[10]


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr (June 11, 2018). "Hot Spec Package: Ben Affleck, Gavin O'Connor Re-Team On Brad Ingelsby Script 'The Has-Been'". Deadline. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 26, 2018). "'Night School's Al Madrigal In Talks For Warner Bros.' 'Torrance'". Deadline. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 17, 2018). "Janina Gavankar Joining Warner Bros' 'Torrance' Opposite Ben Affleck". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 9, 2018). "Katherine McNamara Boards Charlie Day's 'El Tonto'; Brandon Wilson Joins Warner Bros.' 'Torrance'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 20, 2018). "Zackary Momoh Joins 'Doctor Sleep'; Ben Affleck's 'Torrance' Film Cast Rachael Carpani". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Way Back". Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rob Simonsen Scoring Gavin O'Connors The Way Back". FilmMusicReporter. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Seemyer, Zack (October 23, 2018). "Ben Affleck Looks Happy and Healthy On Set Filming Movie About Addiction Following His Stay in Rehab". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 5, 2019). "Ben Affleck Warner Bros. Movie 'The Way Back' Moves To March". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 22, 2019). "Warner Bros. Release Date Changes: 'The Goldfinch' Goes Earlier In Fall, 'Superintelligence' Shifts & Ben Affleck Drama Dated". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 22, 2019.

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