Beau van Erven Dorens and Birgit Schuurman will star in FATHER FIGURE, along with Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen and Loes Haverkort, as was announced in RTL Boulevard. Beau van Erven Dorens plays the charming Doctor Wijsmuller, who is in charge of finding tv-host Jip (Haverkort) and her boyfriend a sperm donor. Birgit Schuurman plays a woman who has an exiting affaire with Felix (Van de Sande Bakhuyzen).
FATHER FIGURE is currently filmed by director Martijn Heijne (Screamweek). Also starring in the movie are Fabian Jansen, Roeland Fernhout, Eva van de Wijdeven, Sanne Vogel and Ferdi Stofmeel.
About the film.
Felix enjoys single life to the max; he is happy with a life without a steady relationship and kids. Until a one night stand causes a bizarre incident. When Felix, after the incident, wakes up in hospital, he is diagnosed ‘unfertile’ for the remainder of his life. When starting a family suddenly isn’t an option anymore, the thirty-something suddenly dreads the fact that he will never become a father. His brother Jelle discovers that one donation of his brother to the spermbank has found it’s way to an egg cell. The egg cell of tv-host Jip. From that moment on Felix is determined to become a father of the only child he will ever have, whether Jip has a boyfriend, or not…
NL Film, known for cinema-successes like 'Men in the city 2' and 'Kneeling on a Bed of Violets', produces this new title in collaboration with RTL Entertainment. Dutch FilmWorks expects to release FATHER FIGURE in the spring of 2017.
The romantic comedy is based on the successful German film Vaterfeunden (2014).