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Lionsgate acquires 'The Father' for UK; Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots join cast

Lionsgate acquires 'The Father' for UK; Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots join cast

Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams also join Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the cast.

Lionsgate UK has acquired UK rights to the feature adaptation of Florian Zeller’s stage play The Father from Embankment Films.

Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams have also joined the previously announced Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the cast.

Zeller will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of films including Dangerous Liaisons and Atonement. The play debuted in 2012 and went on to win both Tony and Olivier awards. Hampton translated Zeller’s play from the original French.

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