A Grand Location for “GRAND SEDUCTION”

Posted: August 2, 2012

The East Coast of Canada is a buzz with show business this summer – from TV series work like Haven, Republic of Doyle and Mr. Dee to Don McKellar and Allan Hawco REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Ep. 203 - A Stand Up Guyfeature films such as Copperhead in New Brunswick, All the Wrong Reasons in Nova Scotia and Hold Fast in Newfoundland & Labrador to name just a few and earlier this week - cameras began to roll on other NL production – GRAND SEDUCTION.

Actor/Director Don McKellar (seen last in NL on the Ep. 203 of R of D "A Stand Up Guy") is at the helm of this remake.

The 2003 French version titled La grande séduction – subtitled Seducing Doctor Lewis (see trailer above) was filmed primarily on Harrington Harbour Island, Québec,with parts shot on Fox Island, Miramichi, NB.

This updated version will shoot in primarily in Trinity Bay and the story goes like this... the residents of a small fishing village are promised a new factory if they can secure a full time Doctor...the locals come up with a scheme to make it happen... hilarity ensues... touching moments take place...it does look great!

Brendan Gleeson photo by Chris Pizzello-AP, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter/The Guard) and BC boy Taylor Kitsch (John Carter/TV's Friday Night Lights) have been cast in the lead roles along with Ontario's own Liane Balaban (New Waterford Girl) – but there's a great lot of talented locals who'll appear in the film as well including This Hour Has 22 Minutes' stars Mark Critch, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, radio host and comedian Pete Soucy ('Snook') and the legendary Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her).

NL stars with roles in "GRAND SUDUCTION" Gordon Pinsent, Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Pete Soucy an Mary Walsh

The screenplay has been crafted by the same writing team as the original French film Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, and is being produced by the original producer too – Roger Frappier...he'll be joined in that role by Barbara Doran (Love & Savagery).

We'll have more on this movie coming soon! SABS


SABS Oh So Tweet....

As mentioned above our good friend and NL funny fella
Mark Critch has been cast in GRAND SEDUCTION.

You should follow him on twitter like we do... so you can get some behind the scene fun stuff now while they're shooting and then throughout the year... because - let's be clear - the man is a riot.

Catch up to him @MarkCritch.

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