Claire Foy and James McAvoy are set to star in My Son, the missing person thriller from ErosSTX Global Corp. and a remake of the 2017 French movie Mon Garçon.
French director Christian Carion will direct the English-language adaptation for STXfilms after he helmed the original French thriller that starred Guillaume Canet as a father who will do anything to get his young son back.
The My Son remake will see McAvoy play the father whose son goes missing, leading him to travel to the town where his ex-wife (Foy) lives in search of answers to the mystery.Claire Foy, James McAvoy to Star in ‘My Son’ Thriller
When the film is made, all the actors will have a script – except star James McEvoy. This will require McEvoy to improvise and react to the developing story as it happens. Director Carion directed his original film the same way with his lead star improvising the role.
Adam Fogelson, the chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Christian to create My Son for worldwide audiences. James will be doing the detective work of the film in real time, on camera, to create real tension for this thriller. We like to support bold and innovative storytelling like My Son, and Claire could not be a more spectacular or exciting choice for this film which is certain to thrill audiences.”
ErosSTX Executive Vice-President Drew Borst said, “The company is the product of a merger that closed in July 2020 between Eros International and STX Entertainment. Eros has long been incorporated in the Isle of Man.”