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Michelle Yeoh to Play Immigrant Who Takes on Boston Crime Ring in Action-Thriller ‘The Mother’


Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh is getting back in the action business.

The “Everything Everywhere All At Once” star is lead “The Mother,” the latest turn behind the camera from French actor-director Melanie Laurent. The movie is based on the screenplay by P.G. Cuschieri. 

The film sees Yeoh playing an immigrant mother and businesswoman trying to make a new life for her family in America. But when her two teenage sons stumble into trouble with a Boston crime ring, she’s forced to rekindle her past to save them.

AGC Studios are selling the project and will be introducing it to buyer at the European Film Market in Berlin. Thunder Road is producing while 30West is financing.

Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee will produce through Thunder Road (“John Wick Franchise”), alongside Arthur Sarkissian and John Schramm; Stuart Ford will executive produce for AGC Studios alongside 30West.

Production is set to kick off this summer. AGC International and CAA Media Finance represent the film’s worldwide distribution rights and will introduce the film to buyers at the upcoming EFM.

Yeoh is represented by AIG; Laurent is represented by UTA.

“The Mother” is part of AGC’s busy EFM roster which also includes the high-octane action thriller “Sugar Bandits” which will star Will Smith as an Iraq war vet and is based on the screenplay and novel “Devils in Exile” by Chuck Hogan; and “The Epiphany” with Sylvester Stallone set to play a hard-nosed police detective on the verge of retirement who teams up with a younger cop and former priest to stop a serial killer in Philadelphia.