Vanessa Kirby (“Hobbs & Shaw,” “Pieces of a Woman”) will play the wife of Hugh Jackman’s Peter in filmmaker Florian Zeller’s “The Father” follow-up film “The Son”.
The pair play a couple with a new baby whose life is thrown into disarray when Peter’s ex-wife (Laura Dern) turns up with their troubled teenage son.
As he tries to be a better father for the distant and angry boy, the weight of the kid’s condition sets the family on a dangerous course.
Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who won an adapted screenplay Oscar for “The Father,” are again penning the script here based on the stage play of the same name.
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Joanna Laurie and Christophe Spadone produce and shooting is expected to start in the next few weeks.