Exclusive: David Thewlis
has been set to star in Oscar nominee Atom Egoyan
’s latest feature, Guest Of Honour
. Thewlis will be joined by Laysla De Oliveira
and Luke Wilson
in the father-daughter drama. From a script by Egoyan, filming begins on November 5 in the Toronto area. The Film Farm’s Simone Urdl
and Jennifer Weiss
are producing; Egoyan is also producing for Ego Film Arts
. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert
, Sebastien Beffa and Noah Segal
are exec producers. Elevation Pictures
has Canadian rights, Playtime is handling international sales.
Thewlis plays Jim, dad to Veronica (De Oliveira), a young high-school music teacher. The two attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the film which weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness.
When a hoax instigated by an aggressive school bus driver (Rossif Sutherland
) goes very wrong, Veronica is accused of abusing her position