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Ben Affleck ‘ s time, such as the famous DC comics superhero Batman, it may come to an end.
According to the film-industry experts who spoke to The Wrap, the actor, who recently returned to rehab for the third time after struggling with excessive alcohol consumption, can no longer be the play of the famous Bruce Wayne character in the Warner Bros. movies in the DC-extended universe (DCEU).
“More than likely the studio will replace him because the cost of the insurance plan to go through the roof,” a representative for a good settlement company, told TheWrap.
Ben Affleck as Batman 2017 ‘Justice League’ movie.
After you are back in rehab, Affleck can be a liability for the studio.
“He would bondable, but the deductible would be really high, probably the budget of the film,” an attorney who specializes in insurance and bond products also told the outlet.
The price of Affleck starring in the studio’s of the major box office hits such as “Justice League” can drive up the budget of the already expensive superhero franchise. Eventually can add up to a price of studio executives may not be willing to pay for.
But the 46-year-old star is not the only one who was seen as a film liability while going through personal struggles.
In the late 90s and early 00s, Robert Downey Jr. faced with similar problems due to his on-and-off battle with substance abuse.
Mark Burg, Downey’s former producer, in 1998, The film “the Gingerbread Man” revealed to the L. A. Times in 1997, in an interview that, while the shooting of the movie with Downey Jr., the insurance premium for him at the moment would be the cost of the production of $ 1 million when the movie budget is less than $30 million. But Burg said that he decided to take the chance and filmed the movie with Downey Jr. without the insurance.
“I couldn’t afford to hire Robert Downey Jr. if I had to pay that exorbitant premium, so I basically just passed, was a shot,” he said.
Like Affleck, Robert Downing Jr. it was a different actor who are experiencing personal problems that effected his insurance costs in movies.
On Wednesday, August 22, Affleck checked into rehab for the third time after his estranged wife, actress Jennifer Garner, who is an intervention, according to several reports.
TMZ was the first to report the star checked into a treatment facility after Garner went to his Pacific Palisades home to sit with him. Garner reportedly the house has to be shocked, before returning shortly after with an unknown woman. After that, all three got in a car and went on our way to a processor.
With the star’s recent rehab back, he has more of a risk for studios. According to the bond company rep, Affleck would have great on-set conditions, he would have to comply, including if necessary passing a medical examination and the taking of a daily drug test administered by a doctor chosen by the insurance company.
But despite what the future may hold for the star, it is possible for Affleck to make a Hollywood comeback.
“In the grand scheme, Affleck has a proven track record of critical and commercial success,” the insurance and bon products lawyer told The Wrap. “I would expect that there is still a market for him as an artist.”
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