The film is currently finishing filming in Ireland.

(c)Patrick Redmond

WestEnd Films has released a first look image of two-time Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father, The Silence of the Lambs) as Freud and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Matthew Goode (The Crown, The Duke) as C.S Lewis in its upcoming film Freud’s Last Session.

The film also stars:  Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin, Hilde With Love), Jodi Balfour (The Crown, For All Mankind), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, Masters of the Air), Jeremy Northam (The Crown, Gosford Park) and Orla Brady (Star Trek: Picard, Rose Plays Julie).

Directed by Matthew Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity) and was written by Mark St. Germain (The God Committee) with revisions by Brown, the film is based on the play by the same name. 

Freud’s Last Session is set on the eve of the Second World War, when at the end of his life, Freud (Hopkins) invites iconic author C.S. Lewis (Goode) to debate the existence of God. Interweaving past, present and fantasy, the film explores Freud’s unique relationship with his daughter Anna (Fries), and Lewis’ unconventional relationship with his best friend’s mother.

The film reunites Academy award-winning Production Designer Luciana Arrighi (Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris, Howards End) with director Matthew Brown, the two previously collaborated on The Man Who Knew Infinity. Cinematographer Ben Smithard (The Father, Downton Abbey) who previously worked on The Father with Hopkins has also joined the project. Costume Designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (The Banshees of Inisherin, Love & Frienship), BAFTA award-winning Make-Up Designer Morna Ferguson (The Wonder), and Editor Paul Tothill (Atonement) complete the creative team.

Further details of when the film is to be released has yet to be announced.


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