Hallström to Direct Dempsey in Tom’s Dad


Lasse Hallström will direct the coming-of-age story Tom’s Dad, starring Patrick Dempsey, for Point Blank Productions.

Variety says the story is “set in 1962 Las Vegas with a successful character film actor and a comedy vaudevillian nightclub performer at a crossroads because of the changing styles of comedy is making him obsolete. His situation’s complicated by the arrival of his long estranged young son.”

Point Blank’s Joni Levin and Keith Clarke will produce with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil.

Hallström’s credits include The Cider House Rules, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat, The Shipping News and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.