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Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts confirmed for HBO's Lewis and Clark

Out Of The Furnace

Story by Jack Foley

CASEY Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts have been confirmed to head the cast of HBO’s ambitious new mini-series Lewis and Clark.

Based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book about the famous duo, Undaunted Courage, the six-hour event series will chronicle how they discovered the American West.

Filming is due to commence in the summer of 2015.

Confirming the project, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said: “In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America’s ‘manifest destiny,’.

“We are tremendously excited to bring together this incredible group of talents to tell a seminal American story.”

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig are among the show’s producers.

Affleck was most recently seen in the films Interstellar and Out Of The Furnace, while Schoenaerts stood out in French drama Rust & Bone as well as last year’s crime drama The Drop alongside James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy.

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