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Casey Affleck Racing To The South Pole
If a new drama pitch works out

20 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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All siblings squabble from time to time, but sending your younger brother on a mission to the frozen ends of the Earth? That seems a little bit more serious than a Chinese burn. Still, that’s what Ben Affleck is planning for Casey in the movie Race To The South Pole.

Admittedly, it’s not a case of family fighting: it’s a new project the elder Affleck is producing along with BFF Matt Damon and their Pearl Street production company.

The duo’s team, along with Warners, have picked up the drama pitch from Peter Glanz. It unfolds the true story of two explorers in the early 1900s who aimed to be the first people to reach the Pole. Yes, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were the brave sorts, and their noble quest / huge competition became worldwide news.

Spoiler alert! One of them made it. The other did not. If you don’t already know who, hit your encyclopaedias, kids. You know, those papery things people used to look things up in before we had The Google and Wiki Wiki Wild Wild Wikipedia. There will be a test later.

Assuming the film comes together, Casey will play Scott. He’s currently to be heard voicing Mitch in ParaNorman and will next be seen in Out Of The Furnace. 

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When you say "spoiler" try putting it in caps. Then also try leaving a reasonable space. Not having the actual spoiler info immediately after the word 'spoiler'. . This is common sense. it shouldn't need to be explained. You just ruined this film for a lot of people. More

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