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Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson to Star in 'The Grand Seduction'

Taylor Kitsch

They join an ensemble cast for an English language remake of "Le Grande Seduction" which includes veteran Canadian thesps Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones and Gordon Pinsent.

TORONTO - Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch have joined Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction, the English-language remake of the Quebec movie hit La Grand Seduction.

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The ensemble cast includes Gorden Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones and Liane Balaban for the Canadian indie that was originally to be directed by Ken Scott, who abandoned the project to direct DreamWorks' remake of the Quebec box office hit Starbuck.

Gleeson will play a village resident who searches for a doctor and, finding one whose role is performed by Kitsch, attempts to seduce the doctor to stay permanently.

Scott wrote the script for the original 2003 French language box office hit, and later penned the English remake script for indie producer Max Films.

McKellar, who replaced Scott as director, and the cast will now work from a screenplay co-written by Scott and Michael Dowse (Goon).

The upcoming English-Canadian remake will be co-produced by Barbara Doran, founder of Morag Loves Company, and French producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam of Stone Angels Production.