Logan star Hugh Jackman and Jurassic Park’s Laura Dern plays the lead The son, director Florian Zeller’s sequel to the Oscar nominee and winning Bafta, The fatherLike its predecessor, The son will be adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, with See-Saw Films set to produce the project.
The son is the next installment in Zeller’s trilogy of family drama stories. While The father addresses the devastating impact of aging and coping with dementia, The son will deal with the effects of adolescent depression, as Hugh Jackman’s father, Peter, leads a busy life with his new partner Emma and their baby. Their lives are confused when his ex-wife, Kate (Dern), shows up with their troubled and angry teenage son Nicholas.
The film will detail Peter’s struggles as he strives to be a better father, seeking to help his son with 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 everything they can to maintain the bonds that hold them together.
“The Son is a deeply human story that I believe connects us all; I hope the public will be deeply moved by this family’s journey,” said Zeller. “Both[HughJackmanen[Hughjackmanand[HughJackmanen[HughjackmanandLaura Dernnaturally convey great warmth, compassion and vulnerability … and invites our audience to embrace and feel every moment. The story takes place in a vibrant and alive New York, a major character. The movie should make us call family and friends to tell them that they are completely loved and not alone. “
Again, like its predecessor, The son originally debuted on stage in Paris before moving to London and played in the West End in 2019 where it was praised by critics.
“Being lucky enough to see The Father at Sundance, we knew that Florian was a very talented filmmaker,” said See-Saw’s Canning and Sherman. “The Son is a story that needs to be told – a story that raises the alarm. By examining the human condition and our vulnerabilities, this film will strike a chord with audiences and leave an indelible impression on everyone who sees it.”
“To the public, The Son is visceral, authentic, compelling and cathartic, closely related to the decisions many families have to make,” said Tim Haslam of Embankment. “The Son causes us to respond, reconnect with those around us, 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 put on another powerful performance that could rival even his work in director Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 crime drama, PrisonersThe actor has several intriguing projects on the horizon, including the science fiction thriller Reminder, who finds Hugh Jackman as a scientist discovering a way to relive your past and using technology to seek his long-lost love.
Jackman will also star 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. This comes from Deadline.
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