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Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci Star In First Trailer For Ian McEwan's THE CHILDREN ACT

Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci Star In First Trailer For Ian McEwan's THE CHILDREN ACT
First look at McEwan's self-adapted legal drama.







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Having recently adapted his novel On Chesil Beach for the screen, Ian McEwan now pens the screenplay for a film adaptation of another of his works, The Children Act.

Directed by Notes on a Scandal's Richard Eyre, the film stars Emma Thompson as a judge whose work is taking toll on her marriage. Her latest case forces her to make a decision on a dying young man's refusal to accept treatment on religious grounds. Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead also star.

The Children's Act is in UK/ROI cinemas August 24th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of it.


The official synopsis reads:

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.



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