The film will keep the original November 25th date as a one-week only Awards qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles


NEW YORK (November 16, 2022) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will turn their original November 25th release date for THE SON into a one-week only awards qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles and will release the film in theaters nationwide on January 20th.

"In a marketplace that appears to be getting more overcrowded daily, it only makes sense to pivot and change our openings for THE SON in New York and Los Angeles on November 25th to a one-week only qualifying run,” said Tom Prassis, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Sales at Sony Pictures Classics. "Officially we will open THE SON on January 20th nationwide, only in theaters, when there is more room for the film to breathe."

THE SON, directed by Florian Zeller and written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, and Anthony Hopkins.

A cautionary tale that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. THE SON centers on Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears at his door to discuss their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is deeply troubled. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his own father (Anthony Hopkins) to have taken care of him while juggling his and Beth's new son, and at work an offer of a dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present.


Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.  Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 41 Academy Awards® (37 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 184 Academy Award® nominations (158 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for THE FATHER, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.


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