Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch are set to star in Don McKellar’s $12.7 million remake of the 2003 French-Canadian feature “The Grand Seduction” for Max Films and Morag Loves Company says Variety.
The story centers on a small harbor town which needs a doctor so that it can land a contract to secure a factory. Gleeson will portray a village resident who employs tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently.
Gorden Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones and Liane Balaban also star. Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, who wrote the original French film, are also penning this version.
Roger Frappier and Barbara Doran are producing. Shooting commences today in St John’s, Newfoundland.