Hugh Jackman & Laura Dern to Star in Follow-Up to ‘The Father’


Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern are teaming up for a new movie!

The two actors have signed on to star in the The Son, which is the follow-up to writer-director Florian Zeller’s Oscar-nominated movie The Father, Deadline reports.

Here’s the synopsis: “Adapted by Zeller and Oscar-winner 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.”

The Father, which was released in 2020, stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. It has been nominated for six awards at the upcoming 2021 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

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Updated: April 15, 2021 — 9:48 am

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