Dern, Sampson on trail of 'Swamp Devil'

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TORONTO -- Bruce Dern and Cindy Sampson are toplining the telefilm "Swamp Devil," now filming in Montreal, Canadian producer Muse Entertainment said Wednesday.

Dern plays a small town's ex-sherrif, who must prove a swamp devil exists to escape a murder charge, while Sampson plays his estranged daughter returning home to help her father.

David Winning is directing "Swamp Devil" from a script penned by Ethlie Ann Vare and Gary Dauberma, while Irene Litinsky and Ric Nish share producer credits. 

Michael Prupas of Muse is executive producing along with Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr., whose RHI Entertainment shingle will sell the property internationally.

The telefilm already has been sold to SuperChannel, the upstart Canadian premium pay TV channel.

"Swamp Devil" will shoot in Montreal until Oct. 17.

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