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Good ‘Evening’ Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson, star of the upcoming films Little Children and Running with Scissors, is now attached to the next project from Focus FeaturesEvening, the bigscreen adaptation of Susan Minot’s bestselling novel.

Patrick Wilson, star of the upcoming films Little Children and Running with Scissors, is now attached to the next project from Focus FeaturesEvening, the bigscreen adaptation of Susan Minot’s bestselling novel.

Evening tells the story of Ann Lord (Vanessa Redgrave/Claire Danes), a sixty-five-year-old woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. The film follows Ann’s retreat into her past as she remembers the love of her life, while also focusing on her two daughters as they cope with their mother’s impending death.

The film will be directed by Lajos Koltai and has been adapted by Minot and Michael Cunningham. Starring alongside Wilson is Toni
Collette and Hugh Dancy. A fan of Wilson’s since “Angels in America” and a follower of his work after Hard Candy, I can’t decide which film I’m more excited to see – Purple Violets or Evening.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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