Jake Gyllenhaal film earns Telefilm funding
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Published Monday, June 4, 2012 1:45PM EDT
MONTREAL - A new Denis Villeneuve film starring Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is one of nine new feature films to receive funding from Telefilm Canada.
The federal agency has allocated a total of $14 million in funding to the projects, which include eight English films and one in French.
Villeneuve's "An Enemy," based on Jose Saramago's novel "The Double," tells the story of a teacher who discovers he has a double and seeks out the man.
The last film from the Gentilly, Que., native was 2010's "Incendies," which earned an Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film.
Other films to receive funding include director Jeff Renfroe's "The Colony," starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton; Ruba Nadda's "Inescapable," about a man who returns to Damascus in search of his missing daughter; and Jerome Sable's "Stage Fright," a horror musical about a masked slasher terrorizing a musical-theatre camp that is being billed as "Scream" meets "Glee."
Director Sudz Sutherland's "Home Again," James Genn's "Old Stock," David Hayter's "Wolves," Tony Pemberton's "Buddha's Little Finger," and Severine Cornamusaz's "Cyanure" were the remaining projects to earn Telefilm funding.