Lionsgate Takes UK Rights To Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ With Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman

Lionsgate has taken the UK rights to Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his stage play The Father starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

The company took the rights from Embankment Films, which is handling international sales and launched in Cannes. It is Lionsgate’s latest UK deal after it also picked up Liam Neeson-starrer Made In Italy.

Hopkins stars in the eponymous role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. 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.

Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Imogen Poots (Green Room), Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle) and Olivia Williams (An Education) also star.

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