A24, DirectTV Acquire Emma Thompson Pic ‘The Children Act:’ Toronto

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EXCLUSIVE: A24 and DirecTV have teamed to acquire U.S. rights on
The Children Act, the Richard Eyre-directed drama that premiered in the Special Presentations section Saturday at the Elgin Theatre. The film stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead, and has drawn strong reviews for Thompson’s performance. She plays High Court judge Fiona Maye, who’s in personal crisis as her marriage hits the rocks. Professionally, she faces a life changing…