'Made in Italy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Liam Neeson film
'Made in Italy' is an upcoming movie starring Micheál Richardson and Liam Neeson in lead roles as father and son
'Made in Italy', the British-Italian film was announced in 2018 with Pippa Cross, Sam Tipper-Hale, and Nicola Serra serving as producers under their banners CrossDay Productions and Indiana Productions.
'Made in Italy' is slated to release on August, 7 in the US.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows. "'Made in Italy' is a heart-warming father-son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Liam Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Micheál 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 colorful locals including the no-nonsense Kate (Lindsay Duncan), an expat making her living selling villas who quickly capture his attention."
The synopsis further adds, "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 (Valeria 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."
Liam Neeson as Robert
Actor Liam Neeson will star as the father in the film, who reunites with his estranged son Jack due to an unfortunate event. The father and son attempt to rebuild their relationship and their life.
Micheál Richardson as Jack
Actor Micheál Richardson, who is also Neeson's son, plays the role of Robert's son Jack in the film. He attempts to revisit memories of his late mother in his father's company in the film.
Other cast members in the film include Lindsay Duncan as Kate, who is an expat living in Italy and her livelihood is selling villas that are rehabbed. Valeria Bilello plays the role of Natalia, who is a promising local chef whom Jack falls in love with in the film.
The film is written and directed by James D'Arcy, who is well-known for his onscreen portrayal of Howard Stark's butler, Edwin Jarvis, in the TV show 'Agent Carter' and the movie 'Avengers: Endgame'. 'Made in Italy' will be D'Arcy's directorial debut.
A father who struggles with his memories of his late wife and a son who struggles because he has no memories of his mother reunite after years to sell their family house in Tuscany. However, before they can sell it, the house needs a lot of repair work and it is during this process that the father and son begin to figure out their differences. How the two repair their broken relationship and themselves forms the crux of the film.
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