Chris Noth, Justice Smith & Odessa Young

Chris Noth, Justice Smith & Odessa Young complete the cast of The Mother at Atlantic Theater Company

The US premiere of Florian Zeller's The Mother begins performances at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater on February 20, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Atlantic Theater Company has now revealed complete casting to join previously announced Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert in the forthcoming U.S. premiere of Olivier & Tony Award nominee Florian Zeller's play The Mother, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Trip Cullman.

The complete cast includes Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert (as Anne), 2-time Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (as Pierre), Justice Smith (as Nicolas), and Odessa Young (as Élodie).

Chris Noth is perhaps best known for his Golden Globe-nominated roles as Peter Florrick in "The Good Wife" and Mr. Big in "Sex and the City". His other notable screen credits include "Gone," "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," among many others. He has also appeared in the Broadway productions of That Championship Season in 2011 and Gore Vidal's The Best Man in 2000.

Justice Smith recently starred as Franklin Webb in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and has also starred in "Paper Towns," "Every Day," and "The Get Down". He previously made his off-Broadway debut in the MCC Theater 2017 production of Yen, earning Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

Odessa Young recently made her off-Broadway debut in Second Stage Theater's Days of Rage. Her screen credits include "Assassination Nation," "Sweet Virginia," and "The Daughter."

The Mother is set to begin previews at the Linda Gross Theater on February 20, 2019, before an official opening on March 11 and a limited engagement through to April 7, 2019.

Synopsis: "Can one love one's son too much? Anne has given everything to the family she's built. Now the years have gone by, and her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own, leaving her alone in a world that is crumbling around her. The Mother is a captivating and disquieting new play about a woman grasping for stability that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality."

The creative team has also been announced and features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design & original composition by Fitz Patton, and projection design by Lucy MacKinnon.

(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

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