Queer filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan made headlines when he directed his first movie, I Killed My Mother, when he was just 19. He’s since followed that with Heartbeats and Laurence Always. Now the 24-year-old is planning a new one, Tom a la ferme, and Variety reports he’s signed X-Men: First Class star Caleb Landry Jones to appear in the film.
The French-Canadian movie is about a young man called Tom (to be played by Dolan), who’s gripped by grief after the death of his boyfriend. When he meets his lover’s family, he discovers that the man’s mother wasn’t aware of her son’s sexuality or his relationship with Tom. The film then details their issues getting to know one another.
It isn’t clear which role Caleb will play, although it is known that while most of the movie will be in French, Jones has an English-language role.
Doland will direct from a script he wrote with Michel Marc Bouchard. Shooting begins in the next few days in Montreal.