Anthony Hopkins to film in UK


A new film starring Anthony Hopkins, The Father, is set to film in the UK next month. 

The Father is based on a play (Le Pere) by French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller that opened in Paris in 2012.

Christopher Hampton subsequently translated it into English and it opened in the UK in 2014. 

David Parfitt of Trademark Films is producing alongside Philippe Carcassonne of Cine@ in Paris; Zeller directs from a screenplay he wrote with Hampton. The month-long shoot will take place in London from mid-May. 

Hopkins’ recent high-profile credits include The Pope, a film for Netflix from screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles. Shot in Rome last year, the feature sees Hopkins play Pope Benedict XVI with Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis.  



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