Anthony Hopkins is coming again to the large display screen following his Oscar-winning flip in Florian Zeller’s 2020 drama, “The Father.”
Hopkins, 83, has been solid in an undisclosed position in a follow-up movie entitled, “The Son,” additionally directed by Zeller.
Hopkins will be a part of Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Zen McGrath and Vanessa Kirby, Zeller introduced Monday.
Manufacturing completed up earlier this month in London. Filming can also be set to happen in New York and France.
“After our journey on ‘The Father,’ I couldn’t make one other movie with out Anthony,” Zeller mentioned in a press release. “He was the primary one to learn ‘The Son’s script, as certainly one of its characters was written particularly for him. Having him by our facet to inform this new story has been an honor, a profound pleasure and really emotional.”
“The Son” tells the story of a pair, portrayed by Jackman and Kirby, whose life with their youngster is turned on its head when his ex-wife, performed by Dern, reveals up out of the blue with their teenage son (McGrath).
Zeller and “The Father” co-writer Christopher Hampton tailored “The Son” from Zeller’s play.
“The Father” scored six Academy Awards nominations earlier this 12 months. Zeller received the Finest Tailored Screenplay Oscar with Hampton, whereas the “Thor” actor received his second Finest Actor Oscar. The movie additionally starred Olivia Colman, who performed Hopkins’ daughter as he tries to assist him as he disintegrates from dementia.
Hopkins famously received the golden statuette as a substitute of the fan-favorite, Chadwick Boseman. The “Black Panther” star died final August and was nominated for a posthumous Oscar for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.”
Hopkins remembered Boseman in his Oscars acceptance speech on the time. Whereas the Welsh actor wasn’t bodily current on the ceremony, he shared a message, thanking the Academy for his award the next day.
“Good morning. Right here I’m in my homeland of Wales — and at 83-years-of-age I didn’t count on to get this award,” Hopkins mentioned. “I actually didn’t. I’m grateful to the Academy, and thanks,” he mentioned.
“And I wish to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,” he continued.