A24 & DirecTV Score “The Children Act”

A24 and DirecTV have scored the U.S. rights to the British drama “The Children Act” starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.

The story follows a high-court judge forced to rule in the case of whether a Jehovah’s Witness couple can be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Whitehead).

Tucci plays her husband who, fed up with her workaholism, announces that he wants to have an affair. Richard Eyre helms from a script by Ian McEwan based on his novel.

The film premiered on the weekend at the Toronto film Festival to strong reviews.

Source: Variety