Franka Potente putting the finishing touches to Home

Franka Potente putting the finishing touches to her feature-length directorial debut, Home

Franka Potente, who made her breakthrough in Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run, and then went on to play in big productions such as the The Bourne Identity and Taboo, is readying her feature-length directorial debut, Home.

Jake McLaughlin will star in the lead role, while Kathy Bates, Lil Rel Howery, Aisling Franciosi, Derek Richardson, Stephen Root and James Jordan are also among the cast.

Home will tell the story of 40-year-old Marvin Hacks, who comes back to his small Californian hometown after more than 20 years in prison, only to find out that his mother is terminally ill and that the locals have not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the hostility of the people, Marvin tries to reclaim his place in society. He also takes a liking to a young woman, unaware that she is part of the family of the person he killed.

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