Courtesy : Deadline
Sony Pictures Classics has managed to grab the rights for U.S. and further select international territories to the film, The Father starring Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the domestic deal comes ahead of Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his stage play receiving a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Hopkins and Colman in The Father play father and daughter, one mischievous, the other caring, who battle the universal prophecy of loss that comes with age.
“Florian and his talented team of filmmakers have made a highly distinctive and surprising movie that speaks directly to the heart and soul of its audience. I’m very thankful to SPC and all our international distributors with whom my team now prepare for a global theatrical release," The Father financier Christophe Spadone said in a statement.
Zeller directs the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton. The Father also stars Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams.