Doctor Who's Matt Smith lands next movie role

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Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, has landed his next movie role, and it's a bit of a reunion.

Deadline reports that the actor will star alongside 1917's George Mackay, A Quiet Place's Noah Jupe, and the legendary Bill Nighy – who famously starred opposite Smith in the 'Vincent and The Doctor' episode – in the film & Sons.

The publication states that it will be Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero's English-language debut, with Women Talking's Sarah Polley adapting the novel of the same name from David Gilbert.

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"Andrew is a novelist best known to the world as A N Dyer," the synopsis reads. "He wrote his first book when he was 27, and it became an instant classic, selling 45 million copies and creating a cult around its elusive author.

"Andrew wakes up one morning convinced that he is about to die. He knows that with his time on Earth dwindling, he needs to set right the major relationships of his life, and so he summons his sons to be with him.

"It's been almost 20 years since an 'incident' tore apart the Dyer home. An incident that has a name – Andy. Andy's the reason his world-famous father, Andrew, no longer speaks to his adult-age sons, Richard and Jamie, nor to his ex-wife, Isabel.However, when his sons arrive, laden with their own problems, Andrew does not seek their forgiveness, as they expected – instead, he tells them something so wild it couldn’t possibly be true. Or could it?"

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Trapero added that he found the "universality of a 'normal' family dynamic" to be the most appealing part, and that the "unexpected surreal twist" adds an interesting wrinkle to the story of flawed people trying to move forward with life.

"The sensational cast, that I am thrilled to be working with, is a dream come true," he added. "They are the perfect ensemble to tackle and elevate these characters in the most powerful way, honouring the equally potent writing from Sarah."

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