Nobel Son is a strangely comic thriller revolving around Barkley Michaelson (played by Bryan Greenberg), who is struggling to finish his Ph.D. thesis when his father Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman), wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. But Eli’s past begin to collide with the present, When Barkley is kidnapped on the eve of his father accepting the prize, and Eli refuses to pay the ransom demand made by Thaddeus James (Shawn Hatosy, who played the low-life son of William H. Macy in the Wayne Kramer gambling gem The Cooler). That starts the tale of family dysfunction, lust, betrayal and revenge.
Nobel Son features an all-star ensemble cast including Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson, Danny DeVito, Ernie Hudson, Tracey Walter and Lindy Booth. It was directed by Randall Miller (Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School), who actually helmed this film before the indie Bottle Shock, which also stars Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman.
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Film Fetish Trivia: Shawn Hatosy is also appearing in the remake of Bad Lieutenant, currently titled Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, starring Eva Mendes , Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer. He’s also scheduled to be a part of the period epic Public Enemies, revolving around notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.