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Sudbury-shot film starring Ryan Reynolds heads to Cannes

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM |
The Atom Egoyan film “The Captive,” which was filmed in Sudbury in February 2013, has been selected as one of 18 movies competing for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival next month.

“The Captive” is just one of three Canadian films vying for the Palme d'Or.

When the film, formerly titled “Queen of the Night,” was shot here, Sudburians were excited when they had celebrity run-ins with the movie's stars — Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood. 

The film is about a father trying to track down his kidnapped daughter.

“What fascinates me is the study of three intimate relationships – between the parents, between the detectives, between the captor and the captive,” Egoyan said, in a statement. “In fact, everyone in this film is some captive to some aspect of their past colliding with the present.”

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