Sara Canning, Aaron Ashmore Cast in Canadian Indie 'I Put a Hit on You'

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"The Vampires Diaries" star plays a brokenhearted woman who teams up with her ex-boyfriend to stop the hitman she drunkenly hired to kill him.

TORONTO – The Vampire Dairies' Sara Canning has jumped on board the dark romantic comedy I Put a Hit on You, the feature film debut of Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart.

Canning is to play a broken-hearted woman who goes on Craigslist in a drunken stupor to arrange a hit on her ex-boyfriend, played by Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13), only to then attempt to stop the hitman from carrying out the contract.

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The online-posting-disaster feature from Lithium Studios Productions and Dark Hope Entertainment is set to start shooting in Toronto on November 20.

I Put a Hit on You is produced by Mike MacMillan and Jordan Gross.

Writer/directors Clark and Stewart earlier worked together on two short films, Long Branch and Margo Lily.

Canning also stars in the Canadian sci-fi drama Primeval: New World.