Casey Affleck to write and star in vigilante thriller Villain

Casey Affleck

While his brother Ben is busy donning a cape and cowl to play one of the most famous vigilantes of all time, Casey Affleck is also getting into the vigilante business by writing and starring in a film called VILLAIN.

Mikael Marcimain is signed on to direct the film, in which Affleck will play 

a man who loses everything after a home invasion leaves his family dead and two bullets lodged in his head. Miraculously, he survives and develops a unique power to see into people’s past, present and future. With this gift, he goes on a mission of revenge to find the men who killed his family and in the process clean up his city long overdue for justice. But as his vigilante acts become more frequent and violent in nature, his arrival as the city’s much-needed hero may be the announcement of its most prolific villain.

Although that synopsis makes it sound like this story could be taken into a superhero movie direction, the film is being described as "a gritty and grounded thriller". A man with psychic powers on a mission of revenge sounds very promising to me, as I'm imagining something like DEATH WISH or JOHN WICK with ESP.

Affleck will also be producing VILLAIN with Teddy Schwarzman and Ben Stillman of Black Bear Pictures.

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Extra Tidbit: How does VILLAIN sound to you?
Source: Deadline



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