Young will play the villain Cyrus Mendenhall in the indie survival tale set during the Lake Superior copper rush of 1845. He is also currently starring in the six-part TV drama The Disappearance from NBC Universal International Studios, Productions Casablanca and Bell Media.
Twilight’s Julia Jones, Charlie Carrick, Tantoo Cardinal and Stephen McHattie are also starring in Angelique’s Isle, a feature co-directed by Michelle Derosier and Marie-Helene Cousineau. The movie, currently shooting in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is based on the novella, Angelique Abandoned, by James R. Stevens.
The big screen adaptation, penned by Derosier, recalls the true story of Angelique Mott (Jones), a 17-year-old indigenous woman who was abandoned along with her husband, played by Carrick, on Isle Royale, on Lake Superior. Their faith is tested as they fight starvation and the weather to survive the coastal ordeal.
Angelique’s Isle is co-produced by Thunderstone Pictures, Circle Blue Media and Freddie Films and is set for a summer 2018 release. Amos Adetuyi, Floyd Kane (Shake Hands With the Devil), Desrosier and Dave Clement are producing.