Ben Affleck to Play Hated Tornado Survivor in ‘Falling to Earth’

Collider | 10/18/2019 | Matt Goldberg
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Ben Affleck is set to lead the adaptation of Kate Southwood’s 2013 novel Falling to Earth. Per Deadline, “the book is based on the 1925 Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. Set in Marah, IL, the plot centers on Paul Graves (Affleck), who was the only person who didn’t lose everything on the day of the storm. His family, his home and his business remained intact. A year later, he’s faced with resentment and hostility from the locals as the small town resurrects itself from tragedy.” Hillary Seitz (Eagle Eye) will adapt the novel.

This seems like an interesting story as Affleck’s character will be at the center of resentment and jealousy for something out of his control, and there’s room to explore that just as communal grief can bring people together, those who have the fortune of escaping natural disaster may find themselves cast...
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