There's a new Rob Ford movie filming in Toronto right now

Apr 10 2018, 3:34 pm

English actor Damian Lewis will be playing former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a new movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a movie called ‘Run This Town’ about Ford is currently filming in Toronto, and will also star Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud.

While IMDb doesn’t have much on the movie, it describes the storyline as “the inner workings of a city seen through the eyes of the interns and assistants that run it.”

Additional cast members include Scott Speedman and Jennifer Ehle.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the story is told “against the backdrop of the last year” of Ford’s mayoral term, although they add that it’s not clear whether the characters in the film will be based on real people or will be fictitious.

Lewis is best known for his starring roles on Showtime’s hit shows ‘Homeland’ and ‘Billions’.

Last year, a film called Filth City was released, which was based on true events of a mayor seeking re-election.

Former mayor Ford passed away in 2016.

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