Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are set to star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of worldwide stage hit “The Father” at Viewfinder and Embankment. Shooting kicks off this month in the U.K.
Zeller makes their feature directorial debut on the project in which Hopkins plays a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter (Colman).
Yet such help has become essential, following her decision to move to Paris with her partner. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, doubt racks him about not just those around him but the whole fabric of his reality.
Zeller will direct from a screenplay co-written with Christopher Hampton.