A widower becomes increasingly frustrated as Alzheimer’s disease begins to claim the memories of their loved ones. Soon he embarks on an extraordinary journey while his young granddaughter takes him to Venice, Italy, the city where he met his beloved wife.
Initial release: November 30, 2018 (New York City, Los Angeles)
Director: Til Schweiger
Producer: Til Schweiger
Producers: Warner Bros., barefoot movies.
Music composed by: Martin Todsharow, Nora Baldenweg, Diego Baldenweg, Lionel Vincent Baldenweg
Head Full of Honey is a dramatic film of 2018 directed by Til Schweiger. It is an American remake of the German homonymous film of 2014, which Schweiger also directed and co-wrote with Hilly Martinek.
In March 2018 a new version of the film Head Full of Honey by Til Schweiger was announced, under the direction of Schweiger. Nick Nolte was chosen for the lead role, which Michael Douglas was initially sought after. Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer will star in their son and daughter-in-law respectively. Jacqueline Bisset joined the cast in April.
Filming had begun in June in Germany.
Head Full of Honey follows the story of Lucas (Nolte) who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. As his granddaughter takes care of him he ends up going on road trip with her. Dillon will play his son and Emily Mortimer will play Dillon’s estranged wife. The film also stars Schweiger, Eric Roberts Claire Forlani, and Jacqueline Bisset.
The film is based on the 2014German film Honig im Kopf (literally translated means “Honey in the Head”) which Schweiger also directed. It was one of eight films on Germany’s shortlist for their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.