Popular actors Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern are all set to star in "The Son" as a follow-up movie after Florian Zeller's successful project "The Father."
The Oscar-nominated movie "The Father", starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in pivotal roles, gained a lot of attention this award season.
Like The Father, this movie will be adapted by Zeller and his screenwriting partner Christopher Hampton from one of Zeller's three-stage plays about family, which also includes The Mother, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The Son movie will follow Peter (Jackman), whose life with Emma and their baby is jolted by the arrival of his ex-wife Kate (Dern) and their troubled teenage son, Nicholas. Peter tries to be a better father to Nicholas and understand what he's going through, but his son's condition will set the family on a journey that tests their bonds.
"The Son is a deeply human story which, I believe, connects us all; I hope audiences will be profoundly moved by this family's journey," Zeller said in a statement.
"The Father" received four Golden Globe nominations and six Oscar nominations. Hopkins won a BAFTA acting award for his performance as Anthony, an elderly man suffering from dementia who refuses any and all assistance from his daughter (Colman). Zeller and Hampton's screenplay also won a BAFTA in the adaptation category.