Directed by Mark Williams
Edited by Thom Noble
Director Mark Williams
Cinematography Shelly Johnson
Written by Bill Dubuque
Initial release 13 September 2016
Screenplay Bill Dubuque
|Produced by Gerard Butler
Craig J. Flores
Starring Gerard Butler Willem Dafoe Anupam Kher Alfred Molina Alison Brie Gretchen Mol
Production company Zero Gravity Management
Producers Gerard Butler, Mark Williams, Alan Siegel, Nicolas Chartier, Craig J. Flores, Patrick Newall
Cast Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher
Similar The Exception, Brain on Fire, Geostorm, The Secret Scripture, Dear Frankie
A Family Man (previously The Headhunter's Calling ) is a 2016 American drama film directed by Mark Williams and written by Bill Dubuque. The film stars Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Anupam Kher, Alfred Molina, Alison Brie, and Gretchen Mol. Principal photography began on October 26, 2015 in Toronto. It screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) was a successful Chicago-based corporate headhunter who works at the Blackridge Recruitment agency. He had no time for his family and only time to arrange jobs for engineers and help people find their calling, until he got his calling to go home. After his boss Ed Blackridge (Willem Dafoe) retires, Dane finally achieves his longtime goal of taking over the company after going head-to-head with his ambitious rival Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, upon taking over the company he worked so hard to be in control of, Dane's 10-year-old son Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins) is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another.
In November 2012, Bill Dubuque's first script The Headhunter's Calling was revealed. On September 2, 2015, it was announced that Gerard Butler would star in the family drama film The Headhunter's Calling, to be directed by Mark Williams, who would make his debut. Williams and Butler would produce the film along with Alan Siegel, Voltage Pictures would handle the international sales for the film. Nicolas Chartier, Craig Flores, and Patrick Newall would also be producing the film.
Principal photography on the film began on October 26, 2015 in Toronto. Filming begun in Chicago on December 13, 2015 and it wrapped up on December 18.