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Ben Affleck was spotted with a carry out on the set of his new film (Picture: Backgrid)

New pictures have been released which show Ben Affleck with a 12 pack of beer on set of his upcoming film, Torrance.

The photos show him coming out of his house with a black plastic bag filled with prop beer – an image that is reminiscent of his real-life struggles earlier this year when he was pictured picking up delivery beers from his Los Angeles home.

The 46-year-old actor will play a widowed former basketball star who struggles with addiction in a role undoubtedly close to the Afflecks heart, following his own well documented struggle with alcohol.

San Pedro, CA - Ben Affleck is spotted with a prop 12pack of beer as he films a scene for his new addiction drama film 'Torrance' in San Pedro. Ben stars in 'Torrance' as a faded former basketball all-star who attempts to turn his life around after a battle with addiction by returning to his old high school to coach the inept basketball team. Pictured: Ben Affleck BACKGRID USA 25 OCTOBER 2018 USA: +1 310 798 9111 / usasales@backgrid.com UK: +44 208 344 2007 / uksales@backgrid.com *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication*

It cant be easy playing a role so close to his heart (Picture: Vasquez-Max Lopes / BACKGRID)

According to IMDB, the character tries to make a comeback by becoming the coach of a disparate, ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

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Affleck, too, has bounced back from his recent 40-day treatment for alcohol addiction.

In a social media post in early October, he thanked everyone for their support and acknowledged his addiction as a lifelong and difficult struggle.

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Affleck superfans may know this is not the first time he has taken on the role of a basketball player – he previously starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer where he took the esteemed role of Basketball Player #10 (uncredited).

Unfortunately the only available clip is in Spanish but you can watch it in its full pixelated glory below:

The more you know.

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