by Rebecca Ford
9/2/2015 3:19pm PDT.
(I’m looking forward to doing this. I’ve also had to drop out of the National Elevator Project due to scheduling conflicts.)
Entertainment One has nabbed Canadian rights to the film, which will be helmed by Tyson Caron.
Laurence Anyways actor Jacob Tierney and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare will star in Lovesick, a film from writer-director Tyson Caron.
The Canadian film centers on thirtysomething Dash (Tierney), a depressed mural artist who goes on a journey of self-discovery when his ex (Pare) gets engaged to a man she barely knows. With his life crumbling around him, Dash turns to psychotherapy to navigate through the confusing labyrinth of love and the harsh realities of growing up.
Entertainment One (eOne) has nabbed Canadian rights to the feature, which also features an appearance by Jay Baruchel.
Kyle Irving of Eagle Vision is producing with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Manitoba Film & Music. Lisa Meeches of Eagle Vision and Tierney are executive producing. Production is slated to begin in Winnipeg on Sept. 8.
“We are delighted once again to work with this great team and bring this charming film to Canadian audiences,” said Patrick Roy, president, eOne Films Canada and Les Films Seville. “We fell hard for Tyson’s script and we are excited to add it to our upcoming lineup of outstanding Canadian films.”
Canadian actor Tierney, who also writes and directs films, appeared in Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways, which competed in Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2012. His other credits include 1998’s This Is My Father and 2000’s Poor White Trash. He also directed and wrote the 2010 film Good Neighbors, which premiered at TIFF, and the upcoming comedy Preggoland. He’s repped by the Gary Goddard Agency.
Pare, also Canadian, is known for her memorable role as Megan Draper on AMC’s hit series Mad Men. She will next be seen in Brooklyn, which stars Saoirse Ronan and will screen at TIFF after first premiering at Sundance. She’s repped by UTA, Encore Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Baruchel’s film credits include Cosmopolis, This is the End and voicing the lead character in the How to Train Your Dragon series. The actor-filmmaker wrote and produced 2011’s Goon. He’s repped by CAA, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman.