Liam Neeson is slowly getting a well earned rest from those ‘particular set of skills’ for something more dramatic. After Ordinary Love his next film Made In Italy will give his dramatic chops in a heart-warming father son story. A story with his own real-life son Micheál Richardson and IFC Films have released the Trailer for your viewing pleasure.
The film is the directorial feature debut for actor James D’Arcy. Neeson plays a London based artist Robert, who heads to Tuscany, Italy sale of an old villa his late wife owned. He heads over with his estranged son they end up restoring the villa, they start to repair their own relationship.
Neeson been dramatic in a offbeat comedy drama with his son, sign me up…
Made In Italy is a heart-warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair…
Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals including the no nonsense Kate (Duncan), an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.
The film also stars Valeria Bilello, Lindsay Duncan, Marco Quaglial, Gian Marco Tavani, and Helena Antonio.
The is no word on a UK distributor or release date just yet. Made In Italy will be released in the USA Cinemas and on VOD from 7th August.