Peacock’s English-language remake of My Son (original title: Mon Garcon) directed by Christian Carion with Guillaume Canet has offered us a preview of what’s the come via its first trailer. Starring James McAvoy and Claire Foy, the missing person thriller surrounding the disappearance of – you guessed it – their son won’t be another ordinary cinematic affair.
Filmed in a “revolutionary” way to mirror the 2017 French source material which inspired this entire undertaking, McAvoy wasn’t given a script, any rough outline of the story, or even a single line of dialogue to capture “a man lost without answers.” Essentially, the leading man and audience will uncover the mystery at the exact same time.
“I’ve managed to have an experience that no actor gets to have,” says James McAvoy.
“I hope we’ll give the audience something really tangible they can hang on as this thriller rattles along.”
Driving in the heart of the Highlands, Edmond Murray (portrayed by James McAvoy) receives a call from his ex-wife (portrayed by Claire Foy), in tears. Their 7-year-old son went missing from a campsite. Soon it becomes clear that the child was kidnapped and the parents give way to despair.
McAvoy and Foy will be joined by Gary Lewis, Tom Cullen, Jamie Mitchie, Robert Jack, and Owen Whitelaw. Director Christian Carion has returned to oversee the English adaptation, as well as write the screenplay in collaboration with Laure Irrmann, who is best known for producing the first instance as well as penning Come What May.
Carrion and Irrmann also served as producers alongside Vincent Maraval (Blue is the Warmest Color) and Brahim Chioua (Only God Forgives) for Wild Bunch International, Rebecca O’Brien (You Were Never Really Here) for Sixteen Films, as well as Marc Butan (The Trial of the Chicago 7) for Mad River Pictures; production backed by STXfilms.
My Son starring James McAvoy and Claire Foy will be available to stream on NBCUniversal’s Peacock platform from September 15th over in the US – standby for an Australian release date + details and check out the gripping first trailer above.