#FIRSTLOOK: BEN PLATT, DAMIAN LEWIS, NINA DOBREV AND MENA MASSOUD TORONTO-BOUND FOR “RUN THIS TOWN”
While Toronto has been Pilot and TV Series-heavy in terms of filming, something interesting is on the horizon. We are hearing through a source that a new Film titled RUN THIS TOWN will be filming in the City around April. It will star TONY winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Toronto’s Mena Massoud who will play the titular role in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin Film. While not yet confirmed on IMDb, Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), the latter also of Toronto, are likely to star also.
Ricky Tollman writes and directs this, his first Feature Film. Tollman attended OMDC’s 2016 International Financing Forum for the Film, which finally is set to take off.
The plot follows a young journalist (Platt), desperate to prove himself, who catches wind of a scandal involving a flashy, unpredictable politician with no filter (Lewis). Political aides (Massoud and Dobrev) attempt to keep their boss in check – and the story under wraps – in order to save their jobs.
The Shoot is estimated to take approximately one month in Toronto. Pretty timely with Doug Ford‘s recent naming as the Ontario PC Leader?
More to come. The Film is said to have its sights on a TIFF ’18 Premiere.
(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)