Casey Affleck to produce, star in adaptation of Jim Shepard's critically acclaimed short story The World to Come

 
Casey Affleck to produce, star in adaptation of Jim Shepard's critically acclaimed short story The World to Come

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 43-year-old actor will produce the feature along with Whitaker Lader through their banner Sea Change Media.

The film is an adaptation of Jim Shepard's 2017 critically-acclaimed short story of the same name. The author has also penned the screenplay alongside Ron Hansen.

Actors Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby and Jesse Plemons will also feature in the film, which will be directed by Mona Fastvold.

The movie follows the story of two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier.

"Mona is very smart and has an exciting vision for this film. The remarkable talents of Katherine, Vanessa, and Jesse are the perfect combination for this movie. We are grateful to Killer Films for coming on board to help guide the production." Affleck said.

"They have a long, successful, and prestigious history making special movies like this. And we always love working with our mates at Sailor Bear," he added.

Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films; David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks and James Johnston of Sailor Bear; and Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films, will be serving as executive producers on the project.