“In Sudbury, Ontario. Preparing to start filming Queen of The Night here.“
Those are the words Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds left on his Facebook page for his fans.
Right now, the cast and crew of “Queen of The Night” are setting up at the former Saint Theresa school on Walford Road. Trailers litter the parking lot, film equipment such as lights and canvasses could be seen Monday afternoon, and crew members were outside the building seemingly prepping for the film.
Reynolds was nowhere to be seen, however.
The former Catholic school is now owned by Health Sciences North.
Dan Lessard, media and public relations officer for the hospital, said the film's producers called the hospital because they know of HSN's involvement with “The Truth.”
“They called saying this is what we're looking for, and this is what we'd like to do, and we told them, we do have this space right now that's in the process of being transformed into something else, and there was a window of availability to get there,” Lessard said.
“They're looking at about a week and change of actual filming, and about a week to two weeks of set up and take down, so about three to four weeks in total. We're pretty excited about it.”
This is the only HSN location the film crew will be using, Lessard said. There is no word on whether they will be using any other locations in the city.
A psychological thriller, “Queen of The Night” is famed Canadian writer-director Atom Egoyan's latest project. The film, slated for a 2014 release, will also star Rosario Dawson (“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”) and Scott Speedman (“Underworld” series). The storyline centres around a father trying to track down his kidnapped daughter.
According to Movieinsider.com, Reynolds plays the part of the father, who discovers clues to his daughter's whereabouts eight years after she goes missing.
Dawson will play the part of the detective in charge of the investigation.
Reynolds' presence in Sudbury has created quite a stir on Twitter, too. Anyone who might happen to snap a photo of Reynolds is asked to email it to Northern Life.
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