Douglas Smith will reunite with his “Big Love” co-star Amanda Seyfried on her new film with Atom Egoyan, Seven Viels. Smith and Seyfried plays siblings on the HBO series, Ben Henrickson and Sarah Henrickson.
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Douglas Smith (Big Little Lies, Don’t Worry Darling), Mark O’Brien (Perry Mason, Arrival), Rebecca Liddiard (Alias Grace, Run This Town) and Vinessa Antoine (Diggstown, Ginny & Georgia) have been cast opposite Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout, Mank, Les Misérables) in SEVEN VEILS, a new feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Sweet Hereafter, Remember), which wrapped principal photography in Toronto last week.
SEVEN VEILS follows Jeanine (Seyfried), an earnest theatre director, who has been given the daunting task of remounting her former mentor’s most famous work, the opera Salome. Haunted by dark and disturbing memories from her past, Jeanine allows her repressed trauma to color the present as she re-enters the opera world after so many years away.
SEVEN VEILS is written and directed by Egoyan, who also produces the film alongside Niv Fichman (Enemy, The Red Violin), Simone Urdl (The Captive, Away from Her), Fraser Ash (BlackBerry, Possessor) and Kevin Krikst (BlackBerry, Possessor). SEVEN VEILS is a Rhombus Media and Ego Film Arts production, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, in association with Cinetic Media, IPR.VC, XYZ Films and the Canadian Opera Company. XYZ’s Aram Tertzakian, Nate Bolotin, Maxime Cottray and Nick Spicer will Executive Produce, alongside John Sloss of Cinetic Media, and Noah Segal and Adrian Love of Elevation Pictures.
SEVEN VEILS is a reteaming of XYZ Films, IPR.VC and Rhombus Media, who earlier produced and co-financed the highly anticipated Matt Johnson film BLACKBERRY, which premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films for the U.S. last year. XYZ Films co-financed SEVEN VEILS and is handling world sales. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.