Logan Star Hugh Jackman and Jurassic Park Laura Dern will play The son, Director Florian Zeller’s successor to the Oscar nominee and Bafta winner, The father. Similar to its predecessor, The son will be adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, with See-Saw Films producing the project.
The son is the next installment in Zeller’s trilogy of stories dealing with family-oriented drama. While The father deals with the devastating effects of aging and dealing with dementia, The son will delve into the effects of adolescent depression as Hugh Jackman’s father, Peter, leads a busy life with his new partner, Emma, and their baby. Their life is in disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) shows up with their worried and angry teenage son Nicholas.
The film will detail Peter’s struggles as he struggles to be a better father, to help his son through intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness – to resolve with understanding what Nicholas is going through. But the weight of Nicholas’s condition puts the family on a dangerous course, and they must do all they can to maintain the bonds that hold them together.
“The son is a deeply human story that I believe unites us all. I hope that the audience will be deeply touched by this family’s journey,” said Zeller. “Both [Hugh jackman and Laura Dern] Naturally convey great warmth, compassion, and vulnerability … and invite our audience to embrace and feel every moment. The story takes place in a lively and very lively New York, an important character. The film should get us to call family and friends to tell them that they are completely loved and not alone. “
Again, similar to its predecessor, The son He originally made his stage debut in Paris before moving to London and playing in the West End in 2019, where he received critical acclaim.
“After we were lucky enough to see The Father at Sundance, we knew Florian was a uniquely talented filmmaker,” said Canning and Sherman of See-Saw. “The son is a story that needs to be told – a story that sounds the alarm. By examining the human condition and our vulnerabilities, this film will appeal to audiences and leave an indelible mark on those who see it.”
“To the audience, The Son is visceral, authentic, persuasive and cathartic. It is very close to the choices made by many families,” added Tim Haslam of Embankment. “The son lets us answer, reconnect with our fellow human beings, with the gift of understanding and awareness.”
The son certainly sounds like a dramatic heavy hitter, and it will be exciting to see Hugh Jackman undoubtedly deliver yet another powerful performance that could even rival his work in director Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 crime drama. Prisoners. The actor has several fascinating projects on the horizon, including the science fiction thriller reminiscencewho finds Hugh Jackman as a scientist discovering a way to relive your past and using technology to search for his long-lost love.
Jackman will also appear as Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s biography of the Italian sports car entrepreneur and as Paul the Apostle, whose dazzling vision of Jesus changed his life. That comes to us from Deadline.
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