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Bruce Greenwood Joins Atom Egoyan’s ‘Queen Of The Night’
The European Film Market kicks off at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday and we’ll be posting rolling briefs on a daily basis from today and for the duration. To wit: Canadian director Atom Egoyan has added Bruce Greenwood to the cast of his psychological thriller Queen Of The Night which eOne is handling for international sales. Principal photography has just gotten underway in Canada. This is Greenwood’s fourth time working with Egoyan. He joins Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Alexia Fast. Reynolds and Enos play the parents of an abducted child. Eight years after the kidnapping, Reynolds’ character is convinced the now 17-year-old girl is alive. The film is based on an original story by Egoyan with screenplay by Egoyan and David Fraser. Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm produce with eOne distributing in Canada. France’s ARP Selection has rights in that territory.
Lionsgate UK Boards Pair Of British Indies
Simon Crowe’s SC Films International will handle two British titles that Lionsgate UK has just added to its production slate. The films reteam Lionsgate UK with writer/director Ronnie Thompson whose Tower Block and Screwed the company previously released. Thompson wrote and is currently directing I Am Soldier starring Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Adulthood), and Alex Reid (The Descent). The film follows a conflicted young man as he trains to become a special forces operative. Tower Block producers James Harris and Mark Lane are producing for The Tea Shop & Film Company alongside Lionsgate UK. Thompson also penned Green Street Hoolingans which his Tower Block co-director James Nunn helmed. Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, Expendables 2) and Jack Doolan (Cemetery Junction) star with Kacey Barnfield in the tale of a former soccer hooligan who left street violence behind to become expert in Mixed Martial Arts fighting and now runs a respected gym. When his younger brother is killed, he must return to his past to exact revenge. Lionsgate will release in the fall.