Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern are all set to star in the upcoming movie `The Son`, which will be writer-director Florian Zeller`s follow-up to the BAFTA-winning and Academy award-nominated `The Father`. According to Variety, the film will be adapted from Zeller`s acclaimed stage play by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who is Oscar-nominated for adapting `The Father` with Zeller, and has won an Oscar for `Dangerous Liaisons`.
Oscar-winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, and Joanna Laurie of See-Saw Films, will produce the movie with Christophe Spadone alongside Zeller. Film4 will be co-financing the production.
In `The Son`, Peter (Jackman) has a busy life with his new partner Emma and their baby. This is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. Something is amiss from the first moment that audiences meet Nicholas. He is troubled, distant, and angry, playing truant from school for months – both son and mother need his father`s help. Nicholas`s wish is to live with his father for a change.