Michelle Williams is joining Casey Affleck in Manchester-by-the-Sea, the new Kenneth Lonergan drama, The Hollywood Reporter just announced.
The movie is heading towards a March start date in New England with Kevin Walsh, Chris Moore and Matt Damon, who was originally set to star, producing.
Lonergan wrote the script, which tells of Boston-living ne’er-do-well plumber (Affleck) who is forced to return home to the titular town after he learns his brother passed away. There, he finds himself thrust into the care of the man’s 16-year-old son but finds himself crumbling due to a secret tragedy in his past.
Williams would play Affleck’s wife.