Olivia Colman Joins Anthony Hopkins in Movie Version of The Father | Playbill

Film & TV News Olivia Colman Joins Anthony Hopkins in Movie Version of The Father The two Oscar winners will star in the film adaptation of Florian Zeller’s acclaimed Broadway play.
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Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) is joining fellow Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, who was previously announced, in the film version of Florian Zeller's play The Father, according to Deadline. Colman will play Anne, the daughter to Hopkins' Andre, a retired dancer living with early onset Alzheimer's.

In Zeller's Tony-nominated The Father, Andre and his daughter struggle to re-adjust in the face of his worsening illness.

The play, translated by Christopher Hampton, debuted on Broadway in March 2016 in a production from Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Doug Hughes. The American premiere starred Frank Langella as Andre, awarding him his fourth Tony Award for the role.

The English-language screenplay for the film adaptation is co-penned by Hampton and Zeller, with Zeller tapped to direct.

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