Tammy Gillis will be Claire in THIRTY-SEVENTEEN, a film about a software mogul named Adam Vine, who has everything in life with the exception of pleasant memories from high school. He reluctantly attends his 20th class reunion and has such an amazing time that he offers his all of his former classmates one year’s salary to do one more month of the 12th grade with him. Written and directed by Michael Coleman (Happy the miner in ONCE UPON A TIME), THIRTY-SEVENTEEN will be released in Canada on 1 December.
Gillis will also be Jen in episodes four and five of THE ARRANGEMENT, a series about Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista), a young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster opposite Kyle West, one of the world’s top action movie stars. Kyle’s mentor Terrence and his wife Deann run a self-help organization called the Institute of The Higher Mind. After Megan’s audition leads to a first date (and more) with Kyle, she is presented with a contract that would change her life forever. Some have suggested that the plot bears some similarity to the story of Tom Cruise, his ties to Scientology, and his relationship with Katie Holmes, but the network has issued a statement that the project was not inspired by anyone in particular. The ten episode series will premiere on E! in March 2017. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Katie Boland and Rosanna Arquette will star in NEVER SAW IT COMING, a thriller directed by Gail Harvey and based on the Linwood Barclay novel of the same name. The book’s central character, Keisha Ceylon, is a fraudulent psychic who watches the news for stories of missing family members. She gives it a few days, then moves in, tells these families she’s had a vision, that she may have some clue to where these missing people are. And by the way, she charges for this service, and likes to see the money up front. Keisha finally has a “vision” close enough to the truth to make one of her clients feel threatened. Filming will begin in winter 2017.
Alex Paxton-Beesley will co-star with Ryan Robbins in PURE, a six episode miniseries that tells the story of a newly-elected Mennonite pastor who sets out to rid his community of drug traffickers by betraying a fellow Mennonite to the police. But instead of solving the problem, Noah’s actions trigger an ultimatum from a Mennonite mob leader. In order to protect his family he must become involved in the mob’s activities. He decides to cooperate in order to secretly gather enough evidence to dismantle the organization. Filming has already begun on location in Nova Scotia and Alberta, and PURE will be part of CBC’s 2016/17 season.
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Shawn Doyle is Owen in the film AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE, based on the 2009 novel by Chad Pelley, which also stars Joanne Kelly and Jason Priestley. A struggling writer (Doyle) just out of rehab reunites with his estranged brother (Priestley) and becomes romantically involved with his brother’s wife (Kelly). The film had its world preniere at the Atlantic Film Fest in Halifax. It will next be screened
22 September at 2pm at Cinefest Sudbury.
Doyle will also be Police Chief Peter Welland and Anna Paquin will be Detective Annie Ryder in the eight episode CBC mystery series BELLVUE. In the pilot, a transgender teen goes missing, and Annie finds evidence that suggests foul play, but finds herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. BELLEVUE began filming in Montreal in September and will premiere in winter 2017.