The Children Act sets up for autumn shoot
The big-screen adaptation of Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel The Children Act is currently in pre-production in the UK with filming due to get underway next month.
The feature adaptation comes from producer Duncan Kenworthy’s company Toledo Productions and director Richard Eyre.
Emma Thompson has been mooted to star as Fiona Maye, a High Court judge who must try a case in which a teenage boy is refusing life-saving medical treatment.
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McEwan has also adapted his book On Chesil Beach for the big screen with principal photography also due to being in October. Number 9 Films and BBC Films are behind the project, with other key hires including the production designer, production co-ordinator, location manager, line producer and production manager.
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