MONTREAL, April 13 /CNW Telbec/ - French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos
(Inquiétudes, Disparus, Relâche) will direct the supernatural thriller
Afterwards this summer in Montreal. Afterwards, which is co-produced by
France's Fidélité Films and Canada's Christal Film Productions, will be
entirely shot in English. It will star John Malkovich (The Libertine, Being
John Malkovich), Romain Duris (Molière, L'Auberge espagnole) and Canadian
Evangeline Lilly (Lost), who passed over several other enticing Hollywood
offers to makes her feature film debut in Afterwards.
The screenplay, written by Gilles Bourdos and Michel Spinosa, is an
adaptation of the French novel Et après... by Guillaume Musso. The shooting
will last 45 days, will begin in New York City on June 4th, and will continue
in Montreal as of July 7th. The Montreal portion of the shoot is expected to
last about 25 days. Key crew members include Taiwanese cinematographer Mark
Lee Ping-bin (In the Mood for Love) and Montreal-based production designer
Afterwards tells the story of Nathan (Romain Duris), a lawyer who is
absorbed by his work and finds himself drifting away from his ex-wife
(Evangeline Lilly) and daughter. He meets Joseph Kay (John Malkovich), a
mysterious doctor who claims to be able to predict people's deaths.
Afterwards is produced by Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc for
Fidélité Films, and by Christian Larouche and Christian Gagné for Christal
Films Productions. The film will be distributed in Canada by Christal Films,
and will be released theatrically in 2008.
For further information: Julie Armstrong-Boileau, (514) 336-9696, ext.