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Hugh Jackman & Laura Dern To Star In Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’, See-Saw To Produce Follow-Up To Oscar-Nominee ‘The Father’ – Deadline

Writer-director Zeller stated: “The Son is a deeply human story which, I believe, connects us all; I hope audiences will be profoundly moved by this households journey. Both Hugh and Laura naturally convey great heat, empathy, and vulnerability … welcoming our audience to feel every minute and accept.

Executive producers are Jackman, Simon Gillis for See-Saw Films, Daniel Battsek, Lauren Dark and Ollie Madden for Film4, Philippe Carcassonne for Ciné-@ and Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar for Embankment.

Adapted by Zeller and Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons), from Zellers well-known stage play, The Son focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with brand-new partner Emma and their child is tossed into chaos when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage child, Nicholas. Peter makes every effort to be a much better dad, searching to assist his child with those intimate and instinctive minutes of family joy.

Zeller is delighting in recognition for his launching film The Father, launched in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics in February. The movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, has actually won 2 BAFTAs and is chosen for six Oscars including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Leading Actor and Supporting Actress.

Cross City Films and Embankment are introducing global sales, with Cross City Films and CAA Media Finance co-representing U.S. rights.

Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (The Kings Speech), and Joanna Laurie of See-Saw Films, produce with Christophe Spadone (The Father) alongside Zeller. Film4 are co-financing production.

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Jackman is represented by WME and Lou Coulson Associates. Zeller is repped by CAA.

See-Saws Canning and Sherman commented: “Having been lucky enough to see The Father at Sundance 2019, we knew that Florian was a distinctively talented filmmaker. The Son is a story that requires to be told– a story that calls an alarm. Through taking a look at the human condition and our vulnerabilities, this movie will strike home with audiences and leave an indelible mark on all who see it.”

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Adjusted by Zeller and Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons), from Zellers acclaimed stage play, The Son focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with brand-new partner Emma and their child is thrown into chaos when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage child, Nicholas. Peter makes every effort to be a better daddy, browsing to help his kid with those instinctive and intimate minutes of household happiness. Writer-director Zeller said: “The Son is a deeply human story which, I believe, connects us all; I hope audiences will be exceptionally moved by this familys journey. Zeller is repped by CAA.

Oscar candidate Hugh Jackman and Oscar winner Laura Dern have actually been set to star in blue-chip feature drama The Child, writer-director Florian Zellers follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film The Dad.

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