martin sheen and son

Emilio Estevez has added several actors to his fourth feature The Way. After casting his father Martin Sheen as the lead, Variety reports that Crash‘s Deborah Kara Unger and Match Point‘s James Nesbitt have also been added to this family drama. The last film that Estevez directed was the 2006 ensemble drama, Bobby.

The Way tells the story of a California ophthalmologist named Tom Avery (Sheen), who travels to France to reclaim the body of his estranged son, who died in a storm. After the cremation of his son’s remains, he sets off on a journey to Santiago. Estevez does have role in the film, which could suggest that he might play the part of the dead son, maybe in a “flashback?” Doesn’t that extra element make you more eager to see it?

Aside from Unger and Nesbitt, the cast also includes Angela Molina (Broken Embraces), Simon Andreu (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Eusebio Lazaro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Carlos Leal (Broken Embraces). Estevez, who is known for roles in The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, and The Mighty Ducks has also directed several television series including Numb3rs and CSI: Miami.

What do you think of the cast of The Way?