Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast of Florian Zeller’s “The Son“, the director’s follow-up to “The Father”.
“The Father” shed light on the devastating emotional impact of dementia and earned Hopkins the best actor Oscar for his lead performance.
The follow-up has just wrapped production in London. See-Saw Films will produce the movie along with Lain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, and Zeller.
The movie also stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Dean, Vanessa Kirby, and Zen McGrath.
Zeller and The Father co-writer Christopher Hampton adapted The Son from Zeller’s acclaimed stage play.
“The Son” focuses on adolescent depression, and follows Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with his new partner Emma and baby is unsettled by the arrival of his ex-wife, Kate (Dern), and their troubled and angry teenage son, Nicholas.
Peter searches to help his son with intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness to solve what Nicholas is going through.
“The Son” originally debuted onstage in Paris in 2018 before moving to London’s West End in 2019 to rave reviews.