Anthony Lemke (Marcus Boone) will be David in WOMAN IN CAR, which will star Hélène Joy as Anne Lewis, a successful woman who is scheduled to marry the ideal man. But when her stepson returns to Montreal with the beautiful Safiye, Anne struggles to keep her secrets hidden as she develops a dangerous obsession that could destroy the privileged life she has built. Written and directed by Vanya Rose-Kuhrt, WOMAN IN CAR explores issues of family, class, and deception.
Also in the cast is Gabrielle Lazure, who is Marie Estrela in the new French soap opera “Un Si Grand Soleil“. Montreal rock duo Thus Owls (Erika and Simon Angell) will provide the original soundtrack. WOMAN IN CAR is raising production funds through an Indiegogo page.
Jonas Chernick (Eric Waver in “Going Out Fighting“) stars as Nathan Zuckerman in THE PRAGUE ORGY, a film based on Philip Roth’s 1985 novella about his own experiences helping authors and intellectuals in mid-1970s Czechoslovakia. Zuckerman attempts to rescue a Yiddish author’s collection of short stories and smuggle it out of the country. Director Irena Pavlásková, who also wrote the screenplay, told Hedvika Petrželková of Czech Film Magazine: “Right after I read the book for the first time, some six years ago, I said to myself, What a great book! Clever, original, complex, and at the same time provocative, sad, and amusing. I admired Roth for his deep understanding of our reality and his ability to really immerse himself in it. Also I was fascinated by the main female character, so different from most other female characters and at the same time so real. I really hope to capture her colorfulness, her attitude, her desperate inner resistance, and the way she reflects the heaviness and rottenness of the whole era.” Filming was completed in Prague last October.
Alex Mallari Jr. (Ryo) will be Taggart in JETT, a nine-episode action drama created by Sebastian Gutierrez that will star Carla Gugino as Daisy “Jett” Kowalski, a world-class thief who has just been released from prison. Daisy had planned, for the sake of her daughter (Violet McGraw), to put her criminal career behind her, but is forced back into her old occupation by dangerous people determined to exploit her skills for one last job. Elena Anaya (Dr. Maru in WONDER WOMAN) will play Maria, the woman who cared for Daisy’s daughter while she was in prison. JETT completed filming in Toronto last November, and will premiere on Cinemax in June of this year.
Mallari will also be back as Detective Greere in two new SHADOWHUNTERS episodes, “A Kiss From a Rose” (18 March), and “To The Night Children” (25 March). His first appearance on the show was in Episode 3.9, “Familia Ante Omnia“, when he and Detective Mendez (Rachelle Casseus) turned up briefly to bring Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) in for questioning. The final episodes of SHADOWHUNTERS will begin on Freeform on 25 February.