Anthony Hopkins has reunited with his The Father filmmaker Florian Zeller for a second movie called The Son. Zeller adapted his play The Son for the screen.
“After our journey on The Father, I couldn’t make another film without Anthony,” Zeller said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He was the first one to read The Son‘s script, as one of its characters was written especially for him. Having him by our side to tell this new story has been an honor, a profound joy and very emotional.”
The film was already wrapped, shot in New York, France and London, which is about the disruption of a young family’s lives by the arrival of the man’s ex-wife and teen-age son. The character Hopkins will play has not been disclosed.
The movie’s ensemble cast includes Zen McGrath, Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby and Laura Dern, then Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Joanna Laurie and Christophe Spadone are among the project’s producers.
Sony Pictures Classics has secured the rights to distribute the film in the United States, China and multiple international territories. Other release deals include STX for the United Kingdom; Benelux for Italy, Scandinavia and Iceland; Elevation for Canada; Leonine for Germany; and Green Narae for South Korea and Kino for Japan.
Hopkins, 83, is known for his roles in Silence of the Lambs, its prequel Red Dragon and sequel Hannibal, as well as The Two Popes, Westworld, King Lear, Nixon, Legends of the Fall, Shadowlands, The Remains of the Day and Howards End.