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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

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

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

Executive manufacturers 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.

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

Adapted by Zeller and Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons), from Zellers well-known phase play, The Son focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with new partner Emma and their infant is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage kid, Nicholas. Peter makes every effort to be a much better dad, searching to assist his son with those intimate and instinctive moments of household happiness. Writer-director Zeller said: “The Son is a deeply human story which, I think, connects us all; I hope audiences will be exceptionally moved by this familys journey. Zeller is repped by CAA.

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

Writer-director Zeller stated: “The Son is a deeply human story which, I believe, links all of us; I hope audiences will be profoundly moved by this households journey. Both Hugh and Laura naturally communicate terrific warmth, compassion, and vulnerability … inviting our audience to welcome and feel every minute. The story is set in a vibrant and quite alive New York, a crucial character. The motion picture should make us call family and pals to inform them that they are entirely enjoyed and not alone.”

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

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 baby is tossed into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage boy, Nicholas. The boy is troubled, far-off and upset, playing truant from school for months. Peter aims to be a better dad, browsing to help his child with those instinctive and intimate moments of household joy. The weight of Nicholas condition sets the household on a hazardous course.

Zeller is enjoying acclaim for his launching film The Father, launched in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics in February. The film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, has actually won two BAFTAs and is chosen for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Leading Actor and Supporting Actress.

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