Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern will star in Florian Zeller’s The Son, which follows their recent hit, The Father.
Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman have been officially cast in Florian Zeller’s upcoming feature film, The son. Zeller is best known for directing the feature film. The father. The father played Anthony Hopkins as an old man who rejects the care his daughter (Olivia Coleman) is trying to offer him as he battles dementia. The father was adapted from Zeller’s play titled, The father.
Now, Zeller is adapting another of his works into a feature film with the help of Dern and Jackman. The coat reports that Dern and Jackman will play lead roles in Zeller’s last role, The son. Jackman will play Peter, the father raising the troubled son featured in the film’s title, while Dern will play his ex-wife. Zeller and Chris Hampton will write the screenplay for The son just as they did with The father.
The Child, or The Child, is Zeller’s most recent play. The play had a successful run in the West End, and now, The son will be launched as a function and as a follow-up to The father. While the characters of The son they do not appear to be the same as they appear in The father, They seem to share the theme of struggling to raise seemingly difficult families.
The son follows a man named Peter (Jackman), who has just started a new life with his second wife, Emma, and their newborn baby. His new and happy life is interrupted by his ex-wife, Katie (Dern), who brings their teenage son, Nicholas. Nicholas now wants to live with his father, but Peter soon discovers that his distant son is a troubled boy. Peter strives to be a better father and tries to understand Nicholas as the state of his condition becomes clearer and he breaks the seams of their family bond.
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Source: The Wrap
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