Casey Affleck to star in true and tragic adventure story Race to the South Pole

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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Casey Affleck has, up until this point, stuck mostly with smaller dramas about relatively intensive situations.  But that’s about to change with his attachment to star in RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE, an epic (and true) drama about a situation more intensive than almost anything Affleck has dealt with before.

To be produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE will aim “to tell the true story of two explorers in the early 1900s and their pursuit to be the first person to reach the South Pole — the last uncharted territory on the planet. Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen were explorers from antithetical countries: one from the era’s most powerful empire, the other from a country that had just achieved independence. Their race, seen as heroic during a golden age of exploration, sparked international interest and galvanized the world to see who would reach Earth’s southernmost point first.”  Suffice it to say, Affleck is attached to play Scott and not Amundsen.  And while Amundsen eventually made it to the North Pole, Scott… well, Scott had a bit of a rougher go at it.   

Is it weird that the aspect of this project by which I’m most intrigued is Casey Affleck doing an English dialect? He has such a distinct tone and style of speaking that I can’t quite imagine how it will translate.  But with the trek towards production picking up the way this news seems to suggest, I think it’s safe to say we’ll be hearing about RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE soon enough.

Affleck is next set to appear in the revenge flick OUT OF THE FURNACE with Christian Bale some time in 2013.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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