Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins is set to star as psychology’s big daddy Sigmund Freud in director Matthew Brown’s “Freud’s Last Session” which is being sold at the Cannes market.
Set on the eve of WWII with Freud in his twilight years, he invites “Chronicles of Narnia” author C.S. Lewis for a debate over the existence of God.
Touching upon Freud’s relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna, and Lewis’ romance with his best friend’s mother, the tale blends past and fantasy that goes well beyond the confines of Freud’s study.
Mark St. Germain penned the script adapted from his play of the same title. The film will begin shooting in the fourth quarter of this year in London.