Amy Schumer’s Mother/Daughter casts Tom Bateman

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by Emma Thrower |
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The path from stage to screen is often a long-winded one. But Tom Bateman is the latest British actor (see also: Taron Egerton) to find himself swiftly transported from West End boards to Hollywood, cast opposite Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in the Jonathan Levine-directed Mother/Daughter.

Since graduating from LAMDA in 2011, Bateman’s acclaimed stage roles have seen him work with Kenneth Branagh, David Tennant and Judi Dench before tackling the dual role for which he is best-known: ITV’s now cancelled Jekyll & Hyde. Now Hollywood - obviously impressed with his handling of the titular man and monster - have come a-knocking.

Mother/Daughter is - similarly to Trainwreck - another semi-biopic from Schumer, this time taking inspiration from the relationship with her mother. With 50/50’s Levine in the director’s chair and The Heat’s Katie Dippold on scripting duties, this looks set to be another hilarious but bittersweet offering from the trio. It also marks Goldie Hawn’s first film role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters.

Mother/Daughter is slated for a Mother’s Day weekend release in the US (May 12, 2017), with no UK date announced just yet.

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