Peacock has released the trailer for My son, a remake of the French film of the same name from 2017, starring James McAvoy and Claire Foy. Christian Carion, who directed the original film, also directs this remake using a script he co-wrote with Laure Irrmann. That is, the characters not played by McAvoy were given a script when the actor had to improvise his entire performance. Ahead of the film’s premiere at Peacock this month, you can check out the brand new trailer below.
Like the French version of the film, My son follows James McAvoy as a man lost without answer. He did not get a script or tell any dialogue he had to say, nor did he know how the story would end. In character, McAvoy had to improvise his performance from start to finish and play out the other actors who know the script and the story. The idea is that the audience should relate to McAvoy on a personal level, as not even the main star knows what will happen next.
Per Peacock, the official synopsis for My son reads: “Driving in the heart of the highlands, Edmond Murray (James McAvoy) receives a call from his ex-wife (Claire Foy), in tears. Their 7-year-old son disappeared from a campsite. It soon becomes clear that the child was kidnapped and the parents give way. despair. “
“We are excited to work with Christian to create My son for a worldwide audience, “the production company said earlier. James will perform the film’s detective work in real time on camera to create real suspense for this thriller. We like to support bold and innovative storytelling My son, and Claire could not be a more spectacular or exciting choice for this film that will surely excite audiences. “
It will be interesting to see how this experimental approach to filmmaking unfolds, but if there is one person who could pull off such a role, it is McAvoy. The acclaimed actor has long impressed critics and audiences with his appearances in various films, although he especially showed off his range in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. In the thriller, McAvoy plays a man with 23 alternate personalities and makes it quite compelling.
McAvoy repeated his sin Parts role in the sequel Glass. He’s also known by Marvel fans for playing Charles Xavier in X men movie series. His other recent credits include Atomic Blonde, Sherlock Gnomes, and It: Chapter two. The actor also plays Lord Asriel Belacqua in the series His dark materials.
Meanwhile, Claire Foy is best known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Kronen. The role earned her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA for her role as Neil Armstrong’s wife Janet Shearon in the biopic First man. She will then appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming biopic Louis Wain’s electrical life.
My son begins streaming on Peacock on September 15th. Given the nature of the improvised role, the film seems to be a must-see for any big fan of McAvoy. The new trailer is coming to us from Peacock on YouTube.
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