TIFF is just a month and a half away and what better way to get ready for that congregation of stars than to make August your appetizer. The summer month boasts a mix of projects led by those on the brink of stardom, and others destined to become sleeper hits.
Either way, if production’s what you want, Toronto’s got it.
Filming: July 6, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Every Day is an adaptation of the novel by beloved Y.A. author David Levithan, and stars Angourie Rice. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it will soon. She played a supporting role in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled this year, played Ryan Gosling’s daughter in The Nice Guys, and currently stars opposite Tom Holland in this summer’s blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming.
In Every Day, Rice plays a young woman who develops a relationship with an “entity” named “A”, who one day wakes up in the body of a young man named Justin. A mix of teenage drama and a bit of teasing sci-fi is in store.
Look for it early 2018.
Filming: August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Defining Moments shoots mid August, and appears to be made up of interviews discussing “defining moments” in film history. One of its central interviewees is the one and only Robert De Niro. Promo shots of De Niro and director-interviewer Francesco Carrozzini have been released with little else, possibly to stir up interest prior to filming, and prior to TIFF.
Filming: August 3, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Who wants a Christoph Waltz pet project? Everyone does, and here it is.
Waltz is making his directorial debut with Georgetown, a film in which he also stars. All that is known about the project is Waltz plays Ulrich Mott, a manipulative man obsessed with climbing the social ladder in Washington D.C., and marries an elderly high society woman in order to do so.
It is slated for mid 2018.
Filming: August 10, 2017
The new Geography Club pilot is based on the pre-existing novels by American author Brent Hartinger.
The series will follow the events of the film of the same name made in 2013, which centres on a group of high school kids uncomfortable in their own skin due to the way others treat them for their sexual orientation. Russell Middlebrook, who serves as the narrator, is also the main protagonist. The casting has not yet been made public.
If you’ve been a fan of the books or the movie for a while, here’s hoping the pilot gets picked up.
Filming: August 5, 2017 to October, 2017
Workin’ Moms, the CBC comedy series focused on the trials and tribulations of balancing parenting and a career, struck a chord with audiences in its first season, and so will begin shooting its anticipated second season this August all the way through early fall.
The series stars Catherine Reitman, of the famous Reitman film family (Directors Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters, and Jason Reitman, Juno), who has carved herself out as a compelling comedic force. It’s still a ways away, and the creators have remained tight lipped about what might make up the second season. All one can hope for is a continued authentic yet heartwarming look at an attempt at life in balance.
Catch up with the moms early next year!
Filming: August 1, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Kim’s Convenience, the other breakout CBC series alongside Workin’ Moms, based on a family running a convenience store in the Regent Park area of Toronto, is already in motion but their crew, too, have a remained silent on the series’ direction. But, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. It should be smooth sailing into this next chapter of the show as it developed a devoted, diverse fanbase in such a short span of time.
Pray Kim’s Convenience gives even the smallest bit of info on its second season. We all wait with baited breath.