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Emma Thompson In Talks To Star In Director Richard Eyre’s ‘The Children Act’
EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson is in talks to star in director Richard Eyre’s The Children Act, based on the book of the same name by Ian McEwan which follows a British High Court judge named Fiona Maye who must make judgments on a plethora of seemingly hopeless and unpleasant cases.
She is so involved with the cases that she hears that it often strains her marriage. But one particular case is of particular difficultly — that of a 17 year-old boy who is suffering from leukemia and does not want to be forced to have possible live-saving blood transfusions because it goes against his religion. The case causes internal turmoil for the wise and compassionate judge who must choose between the bright boy’s right to choose and that of the giving him the possibility of a future. . . .
Deadline.com, August 29

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