Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern will star in the movie “The Son”, a follow-up to BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated “The Father”, which shed light on the devastating emotional impact of dementia.
Like “The Father”, the movie is adapted by Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton from one of Zeller’s plays, which is a part of a family drama trilogy that also includes “The Mother”.
See-Saw Films will produce the movie along with Lain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, and Zeller.
“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.
Zeller is currently enjoying the success of his debut movie “The Father”. The movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, earned two BAFTAs, Zeller and Hampton won Best Adapted Screenplay, and Hopkins garnered the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
The movie was also nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, and more. It also received four nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards and six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.