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Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston to play father and son in road-trip comedy

By Karen Butler
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Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston to play father and son in road-trip comedy
"An Actor Prepares" star Jeremy Irons arrives at the Roundabout Theatre Company's spring gala in New York City on March 10, 2014. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

CANNES, France, May 12 (UPI) -- British actors Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston are to star in the father/son comedy An Actor Prepares, said Content Media, which is handling international sales for the film at the Cannes Film Festival.

Steve Clark is directing the movie from a script he co-wrote with Thomas Moffett. Principal photography is slated to begin this fall.

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David M. Rosenthal is producing the film with 3 Arts Entertainment's Tom Lassally and Will Rowbotham under Rosenthal and Clark's production banner Pandemic Film.

"In the film, Atticus Smith is a highly celebrated actor, whose spectacular career is matched only by his rugged good looks and effortless, devilish charm," a synopsis said. "­Atticus' estranged son, Paul, is nothing like his philandering, drinking, devil-may-care father. He is a feminist and professor [specializing in women filmmakers] who is devoted to his partner Clementine. Paul has wanted nothing to do with his father after he broke up the marriage to Paul's mother. But when a medical condition forces Atticus to hitch a ride from Los Angeles to New York to be at his daughter's wedding, Paul becomes his only option. And so begins their madcap, odd-couple journey across the United States."

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Huston is best known for his work on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and in the movies American Hustle and The Longest Ride.

Irons is an Oscar winner whose credits include the films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Reversal of Fortune, as well as Showtime's The Borgias.

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