OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to watch Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 on the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, as part of Rideau Hall Movie Nights. This film is being presented free of charge courtesy of leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville.
"Rideau Hall Movie Nights gives Canadians the opportunity to feel proud of our talented, homegrown film industry," said the Governor General. "Filmmakers and actors have a unique ability to both entertain and make us reflect on our lives and it's important that we celebrate their skills and success. Celebration happens here—what better place to do this than on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada."
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is a bilingual Canadian film written by Patrick Huard, directed by Alain Desrochers and coproduced by Jessie films and Item 7. The comedy features the duo Colm Feore, Patrick Huard, as well as Lucie Laurier, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Erik Knudsen, Mariana Mazza, Andreas Apergis, Marc Beaupré, Noam Jenkins, Jameson Kraemer, Neil Crone, Hamza Haq and Catherine Saint-Laurent. In the highly anticipated movie, David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) and Martin Ward (Colm Feore) are once again forced to work together. This time, the Quebec investigator is under Ward's command, since Ward is now a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. The unlikely duo has the mission of dismantling a stolen car ring, which in fact fronts for something much, much more sinister. Through their experiences, Bouchard and Ward discover that the enemies are not always whom you think. They also realize that as time goes by, some things change, while others stay exactly the same.
The film was selected by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in consultation with Canadian film industry partners, in order to best showcase Canadian feature films in the National Capital Region. More details about Rideau Hall Movie Nights will be announced at a later date.
About Rideau Hall Movie Nights
Rideau Hall Movie Nights feature English- and French-Canadian films, screened on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn and watch these films under the stars.
The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is partnering with Canadian organizations who are committed to promoting Canada's cultural vitality: Bell Media; Canada Media Fund; Canadian Film Institute; Canadian Media Producers Association; Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville; Eye on Canada; the National Capital Commission; and Telefilm Canada.
Learn more about Rideau Hall Movie Nights online at www.rideauhallmovienights.ca. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GGMovie.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, 613-668-1929 (cell), [email protected]