Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman to Star in Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’

Florian Zeller, director of the Best Picture nominee “The Father,” has set his follow-up film based on another of his plays called “The Son,” and Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman are set to star.Zeller will adapt the screenplay for “The Son” along with his writing partner on “The Father,” Christopher Hampton.

Zeller will also produce along with Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Joanna Laurie for See-Saw Films and Christophe Spadone.Film4 is co-financing “The Son.” Cross City Films and Embankment are also launching international sales, and Cross City Films and CAA Media Finance are co-representing the U.S.

rights.“The Son” follows Jackman as Peter, who has a busy life with his new partner, Emma, as they care for their newborn baby.

But his life is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife, Katie, played by Dern, turns up with their teenage son Nicholas.

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