STXfilms has taken the North American and other foreign rights to the remake of the French thriller to be directed by Christian Carion.
Claire Foy and James McAvoy are set to star in My Son, the missing person thriller from ErosSTX Global Corp. and a remake of the 2017 French movie Mon Garçon.
French director Christian Carion will direct the English-language adaptation for STXfilms after he helmed the original French thriller that starred Guillaume Canet as a father who will do anything to get his young son back.
The My Son remake will see McAvoy play the father whose son goes missing, leading him to travel to the town where his ex-wife (Foy) lives in search of answers to the mystery.
To play a man who doesn’t know what’s ahead of him, McAvoy will not be given a script or dialogue. Instead, he will improvise on set as each scene unfolds, as was the case in the original French film, with the rest of the cast and crew for the English language remake being aware of the scenes.
“James will be doing the detective work of the film in real time, on camera, to create real tension for this thriller. We like to support bold and innovative storytelling like My Son, and Claire could not be a more spectacular or exciting choice for this film which is certain to thrill audiences,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement as he unveiled the project.
ErosSTX said STXfilms has taken the rights for the English-language remake for North America, the U.K., Italy, Benelux, Latin America, Spain, Australia and China. The film will begin production in early November in Scotland.
The My Son remake will be produced by Carion, Laure Irrman, Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua, Rebecca O’Brien and Marc Butan.
Mad River International represents the film’s foreign rights.
After I finally managed to get all of this sorting done, here’s for you HD screencaptures of Claire Foy. Enjoy!
I found a few missing photos of Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Take a look and enjoy!
The gallery has been updated with additional stills and screencaptures of Claire Foy in “Going Postal” and “Doctors”. Take a look and enjoy!
Esquire’s Summer Fiction series, in aid of Unicef UK, brings together some of the world’s finest writers, and greatest actors, for a collection of original stories and readings that offer, we hope, a ray of light in these dark times, as well as the chance to raise funds for Unicef’s Generation Covid campaign.
Where a child is already experiencing hardship, outbreaks of diseases bring a new emergency to an already precarious situation. This is the story of Generation Covid. For vulnerable children all over the world, it poses the biggest threat since the Second World War. Please enjoy these stories, then visit Unicef UK’s Generation Covid page to donate and hear a special message from Unicef UK High Profile Supporter Claire Foy.
They’re separated by a two-metre stick but their chemistry is as strong as ever. The Crown stars on their socially-distanced take on Lungs; lockdown diets and naked drawings.
Claire Foy and Matt Smith are describing the odd experience of rehearsing a play while a stage manager holds a two-metre stick between them. The pair are preparing for a second run of Lungs, an intimate two-hander about the travails of modern coupledom that was first staged last year at the Old Vic in London. Their characters fought, made up and slept together on stage. This time, however, they won’t even be able to get within hand-holding distance of each other.
The stick is there to ensure that physical distance remains at all times in accordance with lockdown rules, Foy explains, adding that the stage manager, Maria Gibbons, beats them apart with it. Smith reminds her that the guidance for distancing has “just been reduced to one metre, so snap her stick in half!”
The two actors have a Tigger-ish enthusiasm in their conversational to-and-fro, even on a Zoom call at the end of a day of rehearsals. They first met six years ago on the set of Netflix hit The Crown. Foy had already got the part of young Elizabeth II and was in the room when Smith came in for his screen test. “She was very generous,” he says, “and there was something that worked about it.” They proved to have a remarkable chemistry and it is clear from their exuberant banter now that they spark just as well off-camera. They joke, tease and even finish each other’s sentences.
“We’re friends,” says Foy, “and after The Crown we said, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if we did something together again?’ I didn’t know if anyone would let us and then we independently read this play and went, ‘Shall we just do it?’”
Lungs centres on a well-meaning, if smug, middle-class couple who talk about saving the planet and debate whether to have a baby or not. This production, performed in the theatre’s empty auditorium and filmed on Zoom, is live-streaming to audiences, to raise money for the Old Vic, which has been dark for over three-months and is in a precarious financial situation. This is the first in a new series of shows from the theatre, made to earn some income in lockdown. Matthew Warchus, the theatre’s artistic director and this show’s director, is also a seasoned film-maker, Foy points out, so he is doing some “very, very clever things into camera”.
The Old Vic Theatre published a few beautiful Rehearsal pics of Lungs with Claire Foy and Matt Smith. There might still be a few tickets available so don’t miss your chance to experience this new – hopefully temporary – way to make theatre and enjoy the show.
To celebrate this incredible milestone of clairefoy.com, 11 years online, I have decided to give the site a new fresh look, using a set of shoots that are a few years older but very effective.
As we all know, I haven’t been the one to create this fansite, and these 11 years don’t belong to my merits because it was the hard work of the previous webmasters to have brought you this incredible fansite that is Claire Foy Source. But today I want to celebrate big as if I contributed anything so far to this achievement. I want to celebrate the site for all the news, content and greatness it brought to Claire’s fans and especially Mariana and the dedicated work her beautiful soul has put into this fansite.
So here’s my THANK YOU to Mariana and Happy Anniversary Claire Foy Source!!!