Emma Thompson leads the emotionally charged first trailer for The Children Act
Emma Thomspon stars in the first trailer for The Children Act, the new adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestselling novel, click below to watch it:
Thompson stars as Fiona Maye, a high court judge who is asked to rule in the case of Adam Henry, a teenage boy who is refusing to undergo a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons.
To help her come to a conclusion, she decides to get to know Henry. She visits him in hospital and begins to build a relationship with him.
Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin and Fionn Whitehead co-star alongside Thompson, while Richard Eyre directs.
McEwan, who is currently in cinemas with On Chesil Beach, provides the screenplay. You can watch him discuss On Chesil Beach here.
The Children Act will be released into UK cinemas on August 24th.