Hugh Jackman

Now, the 53-year-old actor is set to star in The Son, an upcoming film acting as a prequel to The Father is set to be is due to be released on the 20th of January.

The film was an adaptation of the stage show written by Florian Zeller as well as Christopher Hampton. The official synopsis of The Son reads as follows:

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"Peter has his busy life with his new girlfriend Beth and their newborn son, who is which is disrupted as his wife Kate arrives with

their Nicholas, their son. Nicholas." In The Venice press tour, Jackman tells Deadline that he felt compelled to play the role in

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The Sonafter reading the script. He said he felt "a feeling you rarely get as an actor."

Hugh Jackman statement

Hugh Jackman

"[I had] a feeling like a fire in my gut, it was a compulsion... A feeling you rarely get as an actor: This part is for you and you must play it."

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Hugh Jackman's character when The Son releases in theaters throughout all across the United States later this year with the first release starting in November. 11.

"The movie really does see how isolated, particularly around mental health issues, people get. There is a shame, there is a guilt, there is an intense desire to fix things...

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But realizing our powerlessness, and I can relate to this as a parent, admitting and leading with that vulnerability leads to the possibility of really actually being able to understand

and empathize with those people around you, to walk in their shoes and to have real honesty... Hopefully the movie does start conversations, hopefully the movie reminds us to never worry alone."