Kiefer Sutherland: I’ve Waited 30 Years to Star In A Movie With My Dad

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Actors Kiefer Sutherland (R) and his father Donald Sutherland arrive at the world premiere of 'Forsaken' at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 16, 2015. Leading up to the film's release,Kiefer has discussed waiting "30 years" for the chance to star alongside his father. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) — Kiefer Sutherland and his father Donald Sutherland will finally star together in a movie — an opportunity Kiefer says he’s waited 30 years for.

“You have to understand, I’ve wanted to work with my father for 30 years,” Kiefer said on “Good Morning America” Thursday, talking about the upcoming western “Forsaken.”

The father and son pair previously appeared together in the 1983 movie “Max Dugan Returns” and in 1996 in “A Time to Kill.” Their characters, however, never spoke to each other. This will be the first time they co-star in a movie.

“I think I kept waiting for this perfect piece of material to land on my desk and it never did and at some point I just realized maybe I should take it upon myself to try and help develop that material and so that’s what we did,” Kiefer Sutherland said.

Directed by Jon Cassar and taking place in 1872 Wyoming, “Forsaken” features the Sutherlands as a gunslinging father and son duo who team up to take down a ruthless businessman.

“It was a pleasure working with them. First of all, they’re two fantastic actors. The two best actors of our time, as far as I’m concerned, so getting to work with two professionals like that, and then having the father and son play father and son is just another level on top of that,” Cassar said to People magazine during the film’s Los Angeles premiere Tuesday.

Forsaken” hits theaters Feb. 19.


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