The same day Pierce Brosnan was tapped to replace Sam Neill as star of AMC’s upcoming drama The Son, Jacob Lofland has been set to play the character’s younger version. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Lofland will play the young Eli McCullough. Charming, self-reliant, intensely curious and a fast learner, he’s also recklessly impulsive, with a fire and lust for life. He lives in a time when innocence and complete brutality exist side by side. He is raised in captivity among the Comanche and can only survive by understanding his captors — even if it means truly becoming one of them. Brosnan plays the adult Eli, who applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings.