Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) stars as Agatha Sayers, a novelist whose daughter is kidnapped, in the TV movie KILLER ENDING. The abduction is carried out in a way that imitates the plot of Agatha’s latest book (which has not yet been published) and she begins to suspect that her recently hired assistant might be involved. Written and directed by Christie Will Wolf, and filmed in Langley, B.C., KILLER ENDING will premiere on Lifetime in the US Saturday 30 June at 8pm, and in Canada on Superchannel Friday 20 July at 9:05pm.
The Fluffball Foundation (an orgainization that supports animal rescue, founded by Vaugier in 2009) recently posted this on Instagram: “Emmanuelle’s birthday [23 June] is coming up, and we’re hoping you’ll help make it extra special! Give her the best gift ever by donating to the 2019 Fluffball, which will once again benefit Forgotten Horses Rescue. Donate $10 or more and we’ll give you a surprise gift in return! To donate, visit our GoFundMe Page.”Continue reading →
Alex Paxton-Beesley as Anna Funk in the CBC drama PURE.
Tim Rozon will be Spencer Walsh in Episode 5.3 of the medical drama SAVING HOPE. The episode is titled BIRTHDAY BLUES, and will air on CTV in Canada on 26 March at 10pm and on ION TV in the US on 28 March at midnight. Rozon tweeted on 20 March: “Catch me on @ilanacfrank@SavingHopeTV on @CTV_Television this Sunday 10/9c Ps…I’m pretty sure I’m in my birthday suit.”
Alex Paxton-Beesley (Hetty Tate in Episode 1.6) will star as Detective Lynne Barrett in Circlesnake Production’s remount of its critically acclaimed mystery SLIP. The play follows Detective Barrett as she tries to shed light on a mysterious death. (A woman is found dead on the floor of an abandoned apartment with debris strewn everywhere, and a symbol carved into her arm.) The detective must untangle a mystery that “escapes the simplicity of a single story”. SLIP will run from 23 March through 2 April at the Tarragon Theatre Workspace, 20 Bridgeman Ave. in Toronto.
Tim Rozon tweeted this photo of himself and Tamara Duarte, and asked “don’t we look related?” Could that be a hint about Duarte’s role on WYNONNA EARP? . .
Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly) is Emmy (Emilia?) in BEAUTIFUL DEVILS, a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello set in the East London music scene. Oz and Ivan (Othello and Iago?) are music producers whose lifelong friendship sours after Oz is offered a lucrative solo record deal. The film will be released in the UK on 22 March. For showtimes, click here. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Tamara Duarte will play an as yet unnamed character in the second season of WYNONNA EARP. She will also be Suzy in April Mullen‘s latest film, BADSVILLE, the story of the leader of a violent greaser gang who risks everything when he makes a promise to his dying mother and tries to leave his old life behind. BADSVILLE will have its Canadian premiere at the Canadian Film Fest25 March at 2:30pm in Toronto.
– also Alex Paxton-Beesley, Shawn Doyle, Katie Boland
Tamy Gillis and Amy GoodMurphy on the set of THIRTY-SEVENTEEN in Coquitlam, B.C.
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 Megan Park in New York City during the filming of the webseries WE’RE ADULTS NOW, which they co-created, wrote and star in.
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 as Kira Fletcher in episode 5.15 of HAVEN (The episode is not yet available on Netflix)
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.
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.