Judi Dench Looks for Her Son with Steve Coogan in 'Philomena' Trailer
Though Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder, Hamlet 2) has clearly shown that he's more accustomed to comedy on the big screen, supporting turns in films like Our Idiot Brother and The Look of Love show that he has some solid dramatic chops waiting to be stretched as well. Now he gets his chance with some good company in Judi Dench. In the first trailer for Philomena, a woman goes searching for the son she was forced to give up as a young girl, and navigates America to find him with the help of a former journalist. Coogan also co-wrote the screenplay based on Martin Sixsmith's book on this tragic real-life story. Watch!
Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent away to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman". Taken from her at the age of 3, her son was "sold" in America. Forced to vow she would never seek him, Philomena fought her vow and spent the next 50 years searching for her lost son. With the help of journalist, Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), Philomena travels to America to find her lost son. Philomena is directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) and written by Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, based on Martin Sixsmith's book The Lost Child of Philomena. Weinstein Company distributes the film in the US but there's no release date.