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Casey Affleck to star in ‘Boston Strong’ movie

Casey Affleck, a cast member in "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," is interviewed at the premiere of the film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Casey Affleck at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

At this rate, Casey Affleck may never leave. Ben Affleck’s kid brother, who’s in town shooting “The Finest Hours,” has just signed on to star in (and produce) another movie with local ties, this one based on a forthcoming book about the Boston Marathon bombings. Called “Boston Strong,” the book by Casey Sherman and former Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge comes out in February. But, according to Variety, there’s already a script for the movie, written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, whose credits include “The Fighter” and “The Finest Hours.” No word on when production might start, but it’s not likely to be any time soon.

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