Los Angeles audiences rejoice! We get to see The Crown stars Josh O’Connor and Olivia Colman reunite in SONY’s Mothering Sunday EARLY! November 17, 2021, to be exact! Don’t worry, it officially opens in both New York and LA on February 25, 2022, and will expand to theaters nationwide in the weeks to follow.
Mothering Sunday is based on a book that shares the same name by Graham Swift. I read the book over the Christmas holiday last year and consumed the entire thing all in one night! Team no sleep! The screenplay was adapted by Alice Birch of Succession (amazing) and Normal People and is directed by Eva Husson.
It’s a very passionate novel so I can’t wait to see how the movie translates. Mothering Sunday stars Odessa Young as the lovely but humble help that falls in love with Josh O’Connor. An aristocrat who’s already been promised to another young woman whose status is better suited for him.
The synopsis reads, “On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven, are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend, and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.”
If you’re a fan of The King’s Speech, you will also be delighted to know that Colin Firth is in Mothering Sunday! Olivia Colman and Colin Firth play husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Niven. I STAN.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as sensual and explains, “Mothering Sunday delivers beautifully when it comes to evoking the deliciously painful throb of a secret affair.” Count. Me. In.