We’ve got a sneak peek at Anthony Hopkins‘ new 1930s period drama!
Set on the eve of World War II, Freud’s Last Session at the end of the famous Austrian neurologist’s life.
Born in 1856, Sigmund Freud went on to become the founder of psychoanalysis before he died in London in 1939.
Leading the cast as Freud is Sir Anthony Hopkins, starring alongside Downton Abbey actor Matthew Goode as Narnia author C.S. Lewis.
As filming nears completion in Ireland, the makers have unveiled a first look at the pair in this official promotional image:
Interweaving past, present and fantasy, the movie’s story sees Freud invite iconic author C.S. Lewis to debate the existence of God.
The story will explore Freud’s unique relationship with his daughter Anna, and Lewis’ unconventional relationship with his best friend’s mother.
Freud’s Last Session is adapted by Mark St. Germain (The God Committee) from his own play of the same name, with Matthew Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity) directing.
Joining Hopkins and Goode is Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin) as Anna, alongside Jodi Balfour (The Crown), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park), and Orla Brady (Mistresses).
There’s a wealth of talent behind the camera too, including the Oscar-winning production designer of Mrs Harris Goes To Paris, Luciana Arrighi, and Downton Abbey cinematographer Ben Smithard.
Completing the team are The Banshees of Inisherin costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, make-up designer Morna Ferguson (The Wonder), and the editor of Atonement, Paul Tothill.
Freud’s Last Session is expected to arrive in cinemas later this year or in early 2024.
“Beyond my own intellectual curiosity and inclination towards this piece, there is a deep recognition of how incredibly timely and important this film is,” said director Matthew Brown last year.
His movie will apparently ask “the big questions, while investigating what is at the heart of the human condition: love, faith and mortality.”
Anthony Hopkins’ The Father is available on DVD on Amazon.