Anand Tucker last directed Shopgirl starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes, he was then supposed to direct The Golden Compass for New Line, but was replaced by Chris Weitz due to creative differences. Now, Variety is reporting that he is set to direct And When Did You Last See Your Father? for Number 9 Films and FilmFour.
The film will star Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth in a story adapted by David Nicholls from the poet Blake Morrison’s bestselling memoir about his relationship with his dad. Broadbent will play the father from the age of 35 to his death at the age of 70. Firth will play the adult Morrison.
The film is set to shoot in the U.K. this fall.