Now Casting: 'The Son' Starring Hugh Jackman Principal Speaking Role

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The Son starring Hugh Jackman is now casting a principal speaking role.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming this September in the United Kingdom.

Producers are looking for the following role only:

  • Young Nicholas, 6-9 years, American Accent
  • Must be UK Based.

About The Son:

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern star in The Son. The movie is a sequel to director Florian Zeller BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated movie The Father and is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who is Oscar nominated for adapting The Father with Zeller, and won a with Dangerous Liaisons.

In “The Son,” Peter (Jackman) has a busy life with his new partner Emma, and their baby. This is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

Something is wrong with Nicholas. He is troubled, distant and angry,. Both son and mother need his father’s help and Nicholas’ wish is to live with his father. Peter wants to be a better father, searching to help his son and they try to do whatever they can to maintain their family together.

Zeller said: “‘The Son’ is a deeply human story which, I believe, connects us all; I hope audiences will be profoundly moved by this family’s journey. Both Hugh and Laura naturally convey great warmth, compassion, and vulnerability… inviting our audience to embrace and feel every moment. The story is set in a vibrant and very much alive New York, an important character. The movie should make us call family and friends to tell them that they are wholly loved and not alone.”

See-Saw’s Canning and Sherman said: “Having been lucky enough to see ‘The Father’ at Sundance 2019 we knew that Florian was a uniquely talented filmmaker. ‘The Son’ is a story that needs to be told – a story that rings an alarm. Through examining the human condition and our vulnerabilities, this film will strike a chord with audiences and leave an indelible mark on all who see it.”

Embankment’s Tim Haslam said: “For the audience, ‘The Son’ is visceral, authentic, compelling, and cathartic; intimately close to decisions that many families have to make. ‘The Son’ makes us respond, reconnect with those around us, with the gift of understanding and awareness.”

How to apply?

To audition for a role in Hugh Jackman's The Son, check out the casting call breakdown below.

The Son Casting Call

Casting Call

UK-Based Boys 6-9 Years Old

For the feature film The Son

Director: Florian Zeller

Producer: Joanna Laurie, See Saw Films

Casting Director: Nicola Chisholm

Shoot: 2 days end of September 2021 (TBC)

Filming Location: UK or South of France

We are looking for the following role only:

Young Nicholas, 6-9 years, American Accent

Must be UK Based.

  • NICHOLAS is a young boy on holiday with his parents, being taught to swim. Scenes to be filmed under supervision in open water/seaa. Appearance: White. We encourage submissions from genuine Americans, the role is open to boys who are happy to try an American Accent.

Closing Date: Friday 30th July 2021.

All applicants must be submitted by a parent/guardian. This is a paid opportunity and no previous acting experience is needed.

Apply Now

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