Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Vanessa Kirby joins Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’

Kirby will star opposite Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman.

Oscar-nominated Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) has joined the cast of The Son, Florian Zeller’s follow up to his Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning The Father.

Adapted by Zeller and Christopher Hampton from Zeller’s acclaimed stage play, The Son focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. The young man is is troubled, distant and angry, playing truant from school for months. Peter strives to be a better father, searching to help his son with those intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness. But the weight of Nicholas’ condition sets the family on a dangerous course.

Oscar winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech) produce with Christophe Spadone (The Father) alongside Zeller.

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