BOOZER BEN AD­DIC­TION FLICK WILL BURY HIM!

ROLE OF AL­CO­HOLIC HAS-BEEN COULD SPARK RE­LAPSE

National Enquirer - - NEWS -

TROU­BLED Ben Af­fleck’s new movie hits too close to home for his friends’ com­fort!

The 46-year-old boozechal­lenged “Bat­man” ac­tor, who just com­pleted his fourth in-pa­tient re­hab stint in two years, is play­ing an al­co­holic for­mer high school bas­ket­ball star who wrecked his ca­reer and mar­riage — in a movie ten­ta­tively and iron­i­cally ti­tled “The Has-Been!”

“Ben has his heart set on win­ning an­other Os­car,” a source snitched. “He can iden­tify with the char­ac­ter’s tor­tured soul.”

A lit­tle too much, ac­cord­ing to in­sid­ers.

“This guy is like the mir­ror im­age of Ben,” said the source. “This role will pull him straight back into the dark hole he’s try­ing to pull him­self out of!” As The Na­tional EN­QUIRER has re­ported, Ben’s bat­tle with ad­dic­tions to booze, women and gam­bling have left his 13-year-mar­riage to Jen­nifer Garner in sham­bles and has put his ca­reer on life sup­port. Af­ter an Au­gust ben­der, his soon-to-be ex-wife is­sued Ben an ul­ti­ma­tum to check into re­hab and sober up — or stay away from their three kids, Vi­o­let, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Sam, 6.

“Ben sees this as his big come­back, but ev­ery­body’s afraid this movie will be way too emo­tion­ally dam­ag­ing for him.”

Re­cov­er­ing al­co­holic Af­fleck just fin­ished an­other re­hab stint

Ben is on the verge of los­ing his kids

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