Roger Frappier (“Jesus of Montreal”), who produced the original French film, is producing alongside Barbara Doran (“Love & Savagery”).
“The Grand Seduction” will begin shooting today in St John’s, Newfoundland. Pic centers on a small harbor town which needs a doctor so that it can land a contract to secure a factory. Gleeson will portray a village resident who searches to find a doctor and employs – along with the whole town – tactics to seduce the doctor to stay ermanently.
“The Grand Seduction” is a co-production between Frappier’s Max Films and Morag Loves Company. Jeff Sackmann, Mark Slone and Joe Iacono are exec producers.
The film will be distributed in Canada by Alliance Films and Voltage pictures will handle foreign sales.
Kitcsch is currently seen in “Savages” and Gleeson was most recently in “The Guard.”