You may watch below the first official trailer of The Children Act, the upcoming British drama movie directed by Richard Eyre and starring Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, and Stanley Tucci:
THE CHILDREN ACT
Plot synopsis: “‘When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.’ The Children Act, 1989 Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.”
British lawyers still wear wigs? How quaint! Anyway, interesting movie ahead!
A first official poster has also been unveiled, take a look below:
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THE CHILDREN ACT
The UK release date of the movie is set to September 14, 2018.
A first official look at The Children Act, the upcoming drama movie directed by Richard Eyre and starring Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, and Stanley Tucci:
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Plot synopsis: “Judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.”
Refusing blood transfusions because of religion is just dumb, especially when a young life is at stake.
Check out the official plot synopsis of the Children act, the upcoming drama movie directed by Richard Eyre based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan:
Plot synopsis: “Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.”
The film is starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.