After briefly replacing Chris Weitz as director on The Golden Compass (the first part in the big-screen adaptation of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy), then leaving the project due to "creative differences," Anand Tucker (Shopgirl) will, instead, helm an adaptation of British author Blake Morrison's memoir, And When Did You Last See Your Father.

Though filming isn't set to begin until next month, Sony Pictures Classics has snagged the North American and Latin American rights to the pic. Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent will star in a story that revolves around one man's relationship with his dying father. Yeah, so once this puppy finally does hit theaters, I'd recommend checking your laugh at the door, and replacing it with a box of tissues -- this one looks like a downer. As of now, Father will shove its emotional baggage into theaters next year.

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