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Dame Emma Thompson is set to star in yet another role that will showcase her acting prowess.

 

She'll be playing Fiona Maye in the upcoming film adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel The Children Act.

 

Fiona's law career as a judge and her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) begin to clash right as she is assigned a heavy ethical case.

 

A teenager named Adam (Fionn Whitehead) requires a life-saving blood transfusion, but is refusing to do so on religious grounds.

 

Fiona takes a radical step and visits the boy in hospital, finding an intense emotional bond with him. As she faces turmoil in the courtroom and fights to save her marriage, she must decide whether or not Adam will live.

 

We're anticipating ample boxes of tissues will need to be supplied for this heartrending film.

 

 

The Children Act will be released in cinemas on August 24.

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