The actor Anthony Hopkins and the director Florian zeller, who triumphed together with ‘The Father’ (2020), will join their paths again in the tape ‘The Son’. The filmmaker published a message on Instagram this Monday in which he announced that the filming of ‘The Son’ has already concluded and in which he also revealed that Hopkins, winner of the Oscar for best actor for ‘The Father’, has been part of the cast of this new tape. Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and Zen McGrath round out the cast from ‘The Son’.
Like ‘The Father’, ‘The Son’ is also an adaptation to the big screen from one of Zeller’s plays. In this case, the plot will revolve around depression in adolescence and will narrate the clash between Peter (Jackman) and his ex-wife Kate (Dern) with their son Nicholas (McGrath) in the middle.
When he announced this new project last April, Zeller anticipated that ‘The Son’ is a “deeply human” story and hoped that the public will be moved by “the journey of this family.” “Both Hugh and Laura naturally convey great warmth, compassion and vulnerability to invite audiences to embrace and feel each moment,” added the French playwright and filmmaker.
Zeller’s directorial debut ‘The Father’ caused a sensation in theaters with its brilliant and startling tale of a man suffering from dementia. Fueled by an impressive staging, ‘The Father’ took two OscarBest Actor for Hopkins – at 83 he became the oldest performer to win the statuette – and Best Adapted Screenplay for Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller. Hopkins already had another award from the Hollywood Academy for best actor for his fascinating and terrifying work in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ (1991).