Sarah Polley To Helm Literary Adaption On Fatherhood ‘& Sons’ | Film News
Deadline reports that Sarah Polley, director of acclaimed family-centred documentary The Stories We Tell, will helm an adaptation of David Gilbert‘s celebrated novel & Sons.
Gilbert‘s novel follows an ageing father who gathers his estranged sons after a psychological breakdown. It centres on the nature of paternal relationships and our understanding of our own lives through narrative structures, themes Polley has already handled in her pitch-perfect 2013 documentary. The film has not yet taken the Canadian artist on as a director, however it seems likely.
The novel is full of insights and observations on dynamics shared between fathers and their sons, Gilbert writes, “Fathers start as gods and end as myths and in between whatever form they take can be calamitous for their sons“, calamity may be an understatement for the psychological damage dealt within the story.
Surprisingly, the project has found a home at Brett Ratner‘s film company, RatPac. Ratner, director of the disastrous X-Men 3: The Last Stand, is not known for his subtlety within the industry.
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