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Hall of Justice

173. Ben Affleck and the Cast of “The Way Back”

Seth Everett February 28, 2020


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This week on Hall of Justice:

Award-winning actor Ben Affleck headlines a cast for a new movie, The Way Back, directed by Gavin O’Connor. Both Affleck and O’Connor are guests on this podcast. On the show, Affleck talks about learning how to be a basketball coach, and how his life helped him with this role. He also discussed his favorite sports movies.

O’Connor joined the show on the actual day that was the 40th anniversary of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team. He directed “Miracle” and offered stories about his dealings with legendary coach Herb Brooks.

In the film, a former student basketball player, now an adult struggling with alcoholism, is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. As the team starts to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons.

Additionally, 4 other cast members appear on this podcast. Will Ropp, Brandon Wilson, Melvin Gregg, Charles Lott Jr all play members of the high school basketball team. All four of them discuss playing basketball players, and how they had to have some basketball ability during the audition process.

The Way Back is in theaters March 6, 2020.

 

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Seth Everett

Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.

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