Washington: The cast of ‘The father,’ which is an adaptation of Florian Zeller’s award-winning stage play, will also include Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss and Olivia Williams besides Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.
According to Variety, Hopkins will essay the role of a mischievous and independent man, who declines all types of assistance from his daughter Anne, played by Colman. Following Anne’s decision to shift with her partner to Paris, such help becomes pertinent.
“As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality,” according to Embankment.
The play, written and directed by Zeller, was first launched in Paris in 2012 and won a Moliere Award for best play. The play won both Tony and Olivier awards for best actor when it hit Broadway and London’s West End.
Zeller will direct the drama from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton.
‘The Father’ is a Trademark Films, FCommeFilm, Cine-@, and Les Films du Cru co-production, produced by David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone for Les Films du Cru and the stage play’s producer Simon Friend.
The finance for the film has been arranged by Viewfinder and Embankment Films and is provided by Elarof Fund and Film4.