Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck to Star “The Friend”

Dakota Johnson. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (9307698ob)

Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck and Jason Segel are getting ready to join forces on the set of the promising new drama The Friend. Their upcoming project is based on a touching true story, which stands as a constant reminder of the power of friendship.

The Friend tells the story of Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew Teague (Affleck) whose life falls apart after learning Nicole has just six months to live. Things turns for the better after the couple’s best friend (Segel) decides to put his life on hold and help them go through these difficult times.

Matthew Teague wrote the award-winning article for Esquire Magazine chronicling their journey, which served as inspiration for the script written by Brad Ingelsby. He’s thrilled and honored to see his story come to life, thanks to creative vision of the director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and everyone else working on this project.

“To have the talents of Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel and Casey Affleck help the story live on is remarkable. I hope the story gives people an honest glimpse of what it means to face mortality, and the value of having a true friend at your side, when that moment comes,” said Teague.