In the original, Jay Baruchel played a young man named Victor who is new to Montreal. He attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer (Scott Speedman) and the cat-loving Louise (Emily Hampshire). Everybody is on edge, however, with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood. Xavier Dolan and Diane D'Aquila also starred.
Actor-turned-writer Ross Partridge ("Mutual Friends") is penning this new version which Sam Rockwell is said to have expressed interest in.
This take follows a journalist, David, who becomes close with his new neighbor, Robert. The night goes out of control when David accidentally kills a young woman.
Robert is already willing to protect his new friend, and helps hides the evidence. Things get strange when Robert will stop at nothing to keep his new friend from being taken away.
Take This Waltz - Exclusive TV Spot
When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When she learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit,
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When 28-year-old Margot (Michelle Williams) meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a celebrated cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot finally gives in to desire and in doing so, discovers some unsettling truths about herself. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through
The indie pic about choices made in sticky romantic triangle earlier unveiled star billing for Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman.
The latest talent added includes Jean-Michel Le Gal, who appeared in a recent short film by Polley, "The Heart," Aaron Abrams, Albert Howell and Danielle Miller.
Filling out the cast will be Matt Baram, Avi Phillips and Diane Flacks.
Polley, who penned the script for "Take This Waltz," will share the producer credits with Susan Cavan of Accent Entertainment.
Mongrel Media, which released Polley's last film, "Away From Her," will distribute her latest directorial effort across Canada.
TF1 International has been pre-selling "Take This Waltz" internationally.
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