Nathan Morlando is directing from a script by Ryan Grassby and Kevin Coughlin. Paxton is portraying a corrupt local cop while Nelisse plays his daughter, who steals drug money from him and goes on the run with Wiggins’ character as they learn to con, fight and bribe in order to survive.
The film is produced by William Woods of Woods Entertainment and executive produced by Allison Black, Patrice Théroux, Jonathan Bronfman, Rob McGillivray, Ben Stranahan, Mark Gingras, Andre Bharti and Tom Spriggs.
“Mean Dreams” is financed by Tip Top Productions, Project AMB, Vigilante Productions, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and Ontario Media Development.
Producers are planning to begin sales at the American Film Market next week.
Paxton is repped by UTA, Feore is repped by Greene & Associates and Coronel Group, Durand is repped by WME and Alchemy Management, Nélisse is repped by CAA, and Wiggins is repped by UTA and Leverage.