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Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss join 'The Father'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Sewell, and are the newest additions to Florian Zeller's "The Father".

The film is an adaptation of Zeller's stage play of the same name. He will direct the project from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton, reported Variety.

has also joined the film.

and are already a part of the cast.

Hopkins will portray the eponymous character, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter (Colman).

Yet such help has becomes essential, following Anne's decision to move to with her partner. As Anne's father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality as if the world, for a moment, has ceased to be logical.

The film will be produced by David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, and along with and

Zeller's 2012 play was first launched in Paris, winning a Moliere Award for best play, before hitting and London's West End, where it won both and awards for best

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 16:21 IST