Northern Lights: Stars Come to Canada This Winter

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Article Date: December 23, 2005 | Publication: Resource News International | Author: editors
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Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Laura Linney are amongthe stars who will brave the Canadian winter to make new moviesand TV shows in Hollywood North.

Canada's three biggest cities will be bustling with lights,cameras and action between now and the dawn of spring.

After the holidays Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, LewisBlack, and Laura Linney will return to the Toronto set of Man ofthe Year, scheduled to wrap in February.

Williams plays a late-night political talk show host who, ona whim, runs for president of the U.S. and much to his surprise

wins.

Ryan Phillippe, Chris Cooper and 24's Dennis Haysbert willbe back in the city to finish working on Breach, a thriller thatalso stars Laura Linney, Bruce Davison and Kathleen Quinlan.

Based on a true story, the movie is about FBI rookie EricO'Neill (Phillippe) and his power struggle with agent RobertHanssen (Cooper), who is ultimately convicted of selling secretsto the Soviet Union.

Forest Whitaker is also due back in Toronto to complete TheMarsh.

Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman will be in the city tostart shooting Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium a film about ayoung woman who inherits a popular toy store, only to let herdepression drive it out of business.

Former Melrose Place star Daphne Zuniga, who shot a pilotcalled Beautiful People in Toronto during the summer, will befilming more episodes between January and April.

The show, set to air on the ABC Family channel in the U.S.,is about a mother and daughter who move to New York City and faceadventures in the world of fashion.

In Montreal, Phantom of the Opera star Gerard Butler willwrap up work on 300, a film based on Frank Miller's novel aboutthe 480 BC Battle of Thermopylae. Butler plays the King of Spartawho led his army against the Persians.

Andre Benjamin and Leslie Nielsen are due back at work inVancouver to finish Scary Movie 4, and Tom Welling and the castof Smallville return to shoot the rest of this season's episodes.Tracy Morgan and Marlon Wayans will return to the city to finishthe comedy Little Man.

The George Clooney-produced feature Wind Chill -- about twocollege students preyed upon by the dead when their car breaksdown on a deserted road will roll film in February and March.

British Columbia native Ryan Reynolds comes home in Januaryfor the two-month shoot of Chaos Theory, also starring EmilyMortimer and Stuart Townsend.

It's the story of an obsessive man who finds out he issterile and that his daughter was fathered by his best friend.

Ben Stiller will be in Vancouver from late February untilApril making Night at the Museum, a comedy about a security guardwho accidentally unleashes an ancient curse that causes themuseum's insects and animals to come alive and wreak havoc.

Originally scheduled to shoot in Montreal, Stiller demandedthat the project be moved closer to his Los Angeles home.

Also coming to Vancouver is production of the direct-to-DVDsequel The Butterfly Effect 2 without Ashton Kutcher and thelive-action movie version of Transformers! directed by MichaelBay.

Of course, movie-goers can also experience a littleHollywood North in the comfort of a warm cinema this winter.

The Vancouver-made Underworld: Evolution, starring KateBeckinsale and Scott Speedman, opens Jan. 20 and the MickeyRourke/Diane Lane drama Killshot which just wrapped in Torontothis month is scheduled to be in theatres on March 17.

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