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First-look photo of Franka Potente's Home features Jake McLaughlin and Kathy Bates

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Story by Jack Foley

A FIRST-look photo has been released from Franka Potente’s directorial debut, Home.

The redemption drama stars Jake McLaughlin (Savages, ABC’s Quantico) alongside Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Fox’s American Horror Story, The Highwaymen, Titanic), both of whom feature in the picture.

The film also stars Lil Rel Howery (Brittany Runs A Marathon, Get Out), as well as Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, BBC’s The Fall), Derek Richardson (Hostel), James Jordan (Seberg, Wind River) and Emmy Award nominee Stephen Root (HBO’s Barry, upcoming Bombshell, Seberg, On The Basis of Sex).

The film tells the story of Marvin Hacks (McLaughlin) coming home after more than 20 years in prison, who will soon find out that, even after two decades, his small American hometown has not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the confrontation and hostility from the locals, Marvin will do what it takes to win back his place in society.

Filming wrapped on August 16th, 2019, and was shot on location in Los Angeles, Cologne and Duesseldorf, Germany.

Germany’s leading film production company augenschein Filmproduktion, headed by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo, developed the story and will produce together with Lemming Films’ Leontine Petit and Erik Glijnis and Fireglory’s Christine Günther and Chevy Chen.

Potente is best known for such films as The Bourne Identity, Blow and Run Lola Run.

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