23 May – After winning his second Best Actor award at the Academy Awards in 2020, "The Father" star Anthony Hopkins is set to star in the upcoming film, "Freud's Last Session".
In the film, the 84-year-old thespian will portray the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud towards the end of his life, and will revolve around the debate over the existence of God between Freud and iconic author CS Lewis. It also explores the unique relationship with his homosexual daughter, Anna.
THR described, "Exploring Freud's unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna and Lewis' unconventional romance with his best friend's mother, the film interweaves past, present and fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud's study on a dynamic journey."
The film will be directed by Matthew Brown from a script by Mark St. Germain, adapted from the latter's play of the same name.
Said Brown, "Beyond my own intellectual curiosity and inclination towards this piece, there is a deep recognition of how incredibly timely and important this film is. We live in an age that is so ideologically polarised, where everyone is stuck in their own tribes, with no real dialogue. I want to make a film for all audiences that is emotional, thought-provoking and creative. A film that asks the big questions, while investigating what is at the heart of the human condition: love, faith and mortality."
The film will begin shooting in late 2022.