One of our favorite films last year was Florian Zeller’s Father, and we’re glad he’s got the attention he deserves now, in addition to his six Oscar nominations and two wins for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins. .
After the emotional experience in which he got us with Father and because of which we liked his film so much, from now on we will certainly be deeply interested in each of his works. Fortunately, Zeller apparently wants to capitalize on the huge amount of goodwill he currently has and has already chosen his next project – a new film adaptation of his play called The Son.
Despite such a title, this is not the beginning of Zeller’s cinematic universe – it’s a separate story about a man who lives happily with his new wife and young child when suddenly his ex-wife emerges from the past, leading their teenage son. who has severe behavioral problems. In addition to the interesting plot, prepared from the beginning with a juicy drama, we are pleased to announce that Zeller has chosen to bring the story to the screen with Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern in the lead roles.
Laura Dern is a favorite for us and we are happy to watch her in everything, and in recent years we have enjoyed a wonderful presence and strong roles in many different (such as genre and scale) productions, starting with Star Wars, going through Twin Peaks. And Big Little Lies, and we come to Family History, for which she won a well-deserved Oscar. In The Son, Dern will play his ex-wife, while Hugh Jackman will obviously play the husband. Jackman, of course, will always be the Werewolf, but he has proven his talent many times and impresses us with excellent performances every time he enters various dramatic roles.
Here is what Florian Zeller says about the project:
The Son is an extremely human story that I think connects us all. I hope that the audience will be deeply influenced by the history of this family. Both Hugh and Laura naturally radiate warmth, compassion and vulnerability – they will invite the audience to empathize and feel every moment. The story is set in New York, which is almost like another character, so alive and diverse, and important to the events. The film should make us call our family and friends and tell them that they are loved and not alone.
If there was any doubt at all that Florian Zeller would once again stretch every string in our hearts, then we are now completely convinced of this statement and we can only say “take our money!”
The Son does not yet have an official start date for the production, but we assume that it will not take long with such an appetizing project. We will monitor developments closely.