It is Collider who reveals that Casey Affleck will be one of the protagonists of Fencer a sports drama in which he will also play the role of producer. The film follows the vicissitudes of a tough and tormented fencing athlete in search of a place for the US national Olympic team.

The film will be written and directed by Jasmine McGlade ex-wife of Damien Chazelle (La La Land) who made her directorial debut with Maria My Love an independent film released in 2011. Fencer will be produced by Affleck through her Sea Change Media together a Whitaker Lader and McGlade

"I have this production company and a really smart woman at my side, always ready to solve every situation." Affleck told the Associated Press. "We are looking for people who can tell untold stories in pop culture, film and mainstream media, storytellers who need a helping hand.

Two years ago, the actor won the Oscar for best actor starring thanks to his beautiful and touching performance in Manchester by the Sea Affleck will star opposite Robert Redford in The Old Man & the Gun, directed by David Lowery who will see the last appearance of Redford after announcing the final goodbye to his career as an actor The Old Man & the Gun will debut in September in American cinemas.