TORONTO – Bill Paxton has joined The Colony, a $16 million Canadian indie feature shooting in Toronto and northern Ontario.
Jeff Renfroe is directing The Colony, based on a script he co-wrote with Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov.
Alcina Pictures is producing the Ontario/Quebec co-production with Item 7 and Mad Samurai Productions.
Paul Barkin, Colin Brunton, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin will share producer credits.
Sierra / Affinity is handling foreign sales and secured recent pre-buys in Berlin with Splendid acquiring for Germany, Benelux and Switzerland, Swen in Latin America and Eagle Pictures in the Middle East.
Alliance Films will release The Colony in Canada and Britain in 2013.