|Atom Egoyan & Mr. Will-W.|
Toronto's v. own Atom Egoyan needs little introduction. The Academy Award-nominated Director (The Sweet Hereafter) is back home right now working on Martin Crimp's Stage Play, Cruel and Tender. The Canadian Stage production which explores War in the domestic and political spheres, reunites him and his Wife, Actress Arsinée Khanjian once again after they first met 30 years ago working together on his Film Next of Kin.
It was also just announced that Egoyan once again will be reuniting this Summer too with Colin Firth, who starred in his 2005 Film Where the Truth Lies, in an upcoming Drama titled Devil's Knot. Firth will be starring alongside another Academy Award Winner in Reese Witherspoon, with the Film being based upon the true story of three Men - The West Memphis Three - who wrongfully were convicted of Murder. Looks like a good one!
Egoyan was at the TIFF Bell Lightbox earlier this evening discussing his 1999 Film, Felicia's Journey before an intimate audience, stopping for a quick Photo on his way in. Despite his many acclaimed works, my personal guilty pleasure is his 2009 Erotic Thriller, Chloe starring Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore!
Visit Canadian Stage's Website for details on Cruel and Tender, as it plays for a limited engagement only at the Bluma Appel Theatre.
UPDATE (2/13/12): Coincidentally, I rode the Subway home with Egoyan tonight and he confirmed that filming for The Devil's Knot will be taking placing in Louisiana this Summer, with no plans for Toronto unfortunately.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)