Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to Star in Florian Zeller’s Movie ‘The Father’

Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar with “The Silence of the Lambs,” and Olivia Colman, who just picked up the Academy Award for “The Favourite,” will star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his hit stage play “The Father.”Principal photography begins this month in the U.K.

Financing has been arranged by Viewfinder and Embankment, and is provided by Elarof Fund and Film4.Hopkins stars in the title role as a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman).

Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner.

As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and reality itself.Zeller will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton.The 2012 play, written and directed by Zeller,

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