Affleck — who both directed and starred in last year’s Oscar-winning Argo — has committed to live for at least one day on less than $1.50, Yahoo reports.
The program is called the “Live Below the Line” challenge and attempts to call attention to the fact that 1.4 billion people around the world live on less than that amount of money per day. Affleck — along with Sophia Bush, Josh Groban, Debi Mazar and Hunter Biden — will be participating and raising funds to deal with extreme poverty around the world. The stars will be providing information about how they spend their day via media and their personal Twitter accounts.
“Last year we had over 15,000 people participate, and raised over $3 million. We’re excited to leverage the support The Global Poverty Project has received from the campaign last year, and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park,” Michael Trainer, of The Global Poverty Project, said in a statement.