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Lindsey   August 28th, 2012   Movie News, News & Rumors 4 Comments

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is presenting it’s seventh annual International Financing Forum (IFF) at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Their aim is to bring together producers with agents, financiers etc. for upcoming movies. OMDC released an official press release earlier this day in which they introduced this year’s projects including “Maudie“. According to the release Rachel is set to star in the movie, which will be directed by Jean-François Pouliot and the script is written by Sherry White.

Producer Mary Young Leckie with Maudie, based on the true story of Canadian artist, Maude Lewis, to be directed by Jean-François Pouliot (Seducing Dr. Lewis) and set to star Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes)

Rachel will portray the late Canadian folk artist – and title character – Maud Lewis. GlobalNews has more information on the project:

Lewis, who died in 1970 at the age of 67, was disabled as a result of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and lived most of her life in poverty in Nova Scotia. Her husband Everett Lewis encouraged her to paint and she went on to capture outdoor scenes and animals on surfaces like pulp and metal.

Her one-room home is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax along with a large collection of her work. Several documentary films have been made about Lewis and she is the subject of a book, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis, and the stage play A Happy Heart: The Maud Lewis Story.

Production of Maudie is expected to begin next year in Ontario.
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It looks like the project is still in the early stages, but we will keep you posted on this project.

  • tempjord
    Posted on August 28, 2012

    This Movie Sounds promising:) I presume this would be a biographical film.

  • Lindsey
    Posted on August 28, 2012

    @ tempjord – Yes it will be, according to the official press release.

  • tempjord
    Posted on August 28, 2012

    Fascinating short film about her.

    Maud Lewis A World Without Shadows

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/maud_lewis_a_world_without_shadows

  • Annie
    Posted on August 28, 2012

    You can take the girl out of Canada, but you can’t take the Canada out of the girl. If this is true, I’m so proud of her for taking on this Canadian role. Way to go Rachel.

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