Oscar winner, Casey Affleck is set to star in indie drama “The Friend” opposite “Suspiria”s star, Dakota Johnson and star of hit TV series “How I Met Your Mother”, Jason Segel.
“The Friend” is a drama indie movie, tells the extraordinary true story of Nicole and Matthew Teague, who — after learning that Nicole has just six months to live — receive the unexpected support of their best friend, who decides to move into their family home and put his own life on hold. His impact on everyone is much greater — and more profound — than anyone could have imagined.
According to the source, Affleck and Johnson will play the married couple, while Segel will play the best friend.
Gabriela Cowperthwaite is set to be the director of the film. Brad Ingelsby wrote the script, which is based on Matthew Teague‘s National Magazine Award-winning article that first appeared in Esquire Magazine.
Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss and Ryan Stowell will produce for Scott Free alongside Black Bear boss Teddy Schwarzman (Ben Is Back), whose staffers Ben Stillman and Michael Heimler will serve as executive producers alongside Ingelsby, Teague, Scott and Ted Deiker Up until now, the studio hasn’t make an announcement about the possibly of an official release date.