#SPOTTED: MADDIE HASSON IN TORONTO FOR “IMPULSE”
23-year-old Maddie Hasson is a name to look out for. The Actress is currently in Toronto filming Thriller YouYube Red (subscription service) series Impulse in which she stars as a high school girl who looks to escape her mundane town, discovering her ability to teleport. The Series based on the third installment of Steven Gould‘s Jumper Novels, also deals with the v. relevant matter of sexual assault.
Hasson has starred in Series The Finder (Co-Star Geoff Stults also is in town) and Twisted for which she got nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award. Impulse set to debut in 2018, is produced and directed by acclaimed Filmmaker Doug Liman and also stars Missi Pyle.
The lovely Hasson delievered a memorable performance in TIFF ’17 selection Novitiate alongside Julianne Nicholson, Melissa Leo and Dianna Agron, and was out and about at the Festival with her husband Julian Brink, whom we spotted with her this weekend. She was just in Los Angeles for the TCAs this past weekend promoting the exciting new Series.
Impulse wraps end of January 2018.
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Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Novitiate follows Cathleen (Margaret Qualley) who struggles with her faith and sexuality while training to become a nun during the Vatican II era.
The Film is an impressive first feature debut from Writer/Director Margaret Betts who assembles a powerhouse ensemble of female talent. Most notable is Qualley who delivers a breakout performance, Melissa Leo who is a terrifying Reverend Mother, and Julianne Nichols as a strong single mother who can’t understand her daughter’s need to become a nun. Betts’ skillful direction and writing give the Film a steady pace. It’s also one of the most original coming-of-age female stories seen on-screen.
Novitiate screens at TIFF on Sept. 10 at Scotiabank 1 at 5:45 PM and on Sept. 12 at Scotiabank 12 at 4 PM.