Hannah John-Kamen will play a stranger who exposes other people’s secrets (which sounds a lot like the title character) in THE STRANGER, an eight-part crime drama based on Harlan Coben’s 2015 novel of the same name. Each episode will be 60 minutes long. In the book, The Stranger is male, and appears seemingly out of nowhere at random locations, whispers a few words in someone’s ear, and then disappears. The Stranger reveals a devastating secret to Adam Price (Richard Armitage) about his wife, destroying the illusion of his perfect marriage, and at the same time revealing a dangerous conspiracy. Production on the eight-episode series will begin this month and THE STRANGER should be on Netflix later this year.
Ewa Placzynska (Ruby in “A Scanner, Darkly“) will play a nurse in M – A CITY HUNTS A MURDERER, a modern adaptation of Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic that stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Udo Kier, and Sophie Rois. Director David Schalko told Christopher Vorlias of Variety how the six episode miniseries differs from Lang’s film: “We took the main elements of the story and the structure. We also quote concrete lines of the original and put them into a different context. We tribute key visuals of Lang’s masterpiece, such as the balloon or the shadows. It is also a tribute to German expressionism. We tried to make a lot of scenes look like they were shot in the studio, but actually it is a complete rewrite, so I wouldn‘t call it a remake. It is much more a homage…A creepy, bizarre dream of a movie that already exists.” M – A CITY HUNTS A MURDERER had its world premiere at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. Continue reading →
Aaron Ashmore is realtor Randall Wishart in four episodes of the third season of CARDINAL. The show is based on Giles Blunt’s novels, and Wishart appears in the fifth book in the series, “Crime Machine“. In the book, Randall is married, and has a thing for younger women. He becomes involved in a murder investigation after he and art college student Sam Doucette (who will be played by Devery Jacobs) have a tryst in an empty house he is selling. Afterward, Randall leaves first, and Sam remains in the house for a bit. Then a young man and an older couple arrive, and the younger fellow shoots the older couple and cuts off their heads. CARDINAL Season Three will premiere on CTV in Canada on 24 January. A trailer is available on YouTube. The first two seasons are on HULU.
Aaron Ashmore as towtruck driver Sean in the film 22 CHASER (screenplay by KILLJOYS writer Jeremy Boxen).
Ashmore will also be Reggie Seamus in the dark comedy TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING, which will star Anastasia Phillips as Catherine, the 35-year-old daughter of Tammy (Felicity Huffman) whose role as caregiver changes when Tammy is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Catherine recruits a talk show agent in an attempt to profit from her mother’s life story, but it becomes increasingly obvious to her that Tammy’s death is her only way out and Tammy refuses to die. Olunike Adeliyi (Artura Senbek in “Heart-Shaped Box“) is also in the cast. TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING completed filming in Toronto in December. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Kalinka Petrie (Brynn in “Necropolis Now“) will be Jeanne in the horror/comedy LA MALÉDICTION DE JONATHAN PLOURDE, the story of a 23 year-old designer who falls in love four times only to have each of his lovers die suddenly. Convinced that he is cursed, Jonathan (Félix-Antoine Duval) is determined to give up on romance, until a new employee named Jeanne enters his life. With the help of a co-worker who is well-schooled in unexplained phenomena, Jonathan tries to figure out how to have Jeanne in his life without putting her in danger. Petrie told Karine Paradis of Envedette: “The most interesting thing about Jeanne’s character is that she’s the only one who does not know about Jonathan’s supernatural angle…so it was really interesting to play that, because she tries to find rational explanations, real explanations, to explain Jonathan’s bizarre behavior.” LA MALÉDICTION DE JONATHAN PLOURDE premiered on the Canadian French language network Super Écran on 12 November. Episode 4, in which Jonathan has a difficult and emotional discussion with his mother and takes part in a dangerous rebirth session, will air on 3 December at 9pm. A trailer is available on Vimeo. Continue reading →