“War Witch” filmmaker Kim Nguyen will direct the indie movie for Max Films
Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) are attached to star in the indie drama “Two Lovers and a Bear,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
Kim Nguyen (“War Witch”) is directing the movie, which is a Canadian co-production that features the involvement of Montreal-based company Max Films. Production is scheduled to begin in mid-March as soon as Maslany wraps “Orphan Black.”
Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.
Maslany will be busy shooting “Orphan Black” through the beginning of March. She recently dropped out of Neil LaBute‘s upcoming play “The Way We Get By,” citing a scheduling conflict with an upcoming film. “Two Lovers and a Bear” is that project, though Maslany is also a finalist for Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff along with Felicity Jones. She next stars alongside Ryan Reynolds in Simon Curtis’ drama “Woman in Gold.”
Maslany is represented by ICM Partners, Magnolia Entertainment and The Characters Talent Agency in Canada.
DeHaan next stars as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson in Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” and he’ll soon be seen in Justin Chadwick’s romantic drama “Tulip Fever.” He’s represented by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.
Represented by CAA, Nguyen previously directed the critically-acclaimed drama “War Witch,” which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination as well as an award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Source: The Wrap