Two foreign directors are spending part of the summer in Canada making new movies with stars like Julianne Moore and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Filipino filmmaker Yam Laranas will shoot an English remake of his 2004 thriller Sigaw in Toronto for one month beginning August 13. Entitled The Echo, the film stars Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers, Swimfan) and Scottish actress Louise Linton.
The Echo is the story of an ex-convict who moves into an old apartment building and becomes trapped in a curse when he tries to save his neighbour from her abusive husband.
Moore and Bernal will be in Toronto until early September with co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Danny Glover to make Blindness, a new feature by Brazillian director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener).
Based on the novel by Jose Saramago, the film is about a woman who becomes the only person who can see in a town where everyone is struck with blindness. As the town descends into chaos, she pretends to be sick so that she can take care of her doctor husband.
Also shooting in Toronto this season is The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt; Flash of Genius with Greg Kinnear and Lauren Graham; The Love Guru with Mike Myers; and The Rocker with Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate and Teddy Geiger.
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