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David Cronenberg has long been considered the godfather of Canadian film, having directed such star-studded features as Maps to the Stars, The Fly and Naked Lunch.
Now he is getting to play God.
The veteran helmer will step to the other side of the camera to star opposite Karine Vanasse in writer/director Geordie Sabbagh’s sci-fi short film Tomorrow’s Shadows.
The film follows Ann, played by Vanasse, in a world where futures are known and happiness is guaranteed by an all-knowing God (Cronenberg). Tomorrow’s Shadows is being produced by Ashleigh Rains.
“Ashleigh and I are thrilled Mr. Cronenberg agreed to play God, an aptly cast role if ever there was,” Sabbagh, whose credits include A Sunday Kind of Love and The Proposal, said Tuesday in a statement.
The ensemble cast for Tomorrow’s Shadows, which is being shot in Toronto, includes Wendy Crewson, Steve Lund and Dawn Greenhalgh. Vanasse recently finished work on the Canadian TV drama Cardinal.
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