"Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to town in late March to film scenes for a big-budget science-fiction thriller at the Ottawa train station.
Jake Gyllenhaal in V Life Magazine photoshoot.
Gyllenhaal, from Brokeback Mountain, The Day After Tomorrow and the cult thriller Donnie Darko, is the star of Source Code, a thriller about a soldier who inexplicably awakens in the body of a commuter and is forced to solve a mystery about a harrowing train bombing.Duncan Jones at the 42nd Sitges Film Festival - Final Gala & Awards, on 12th October 2009.
Duncan Jones, son of music icon David Bowie, is the director of the movie, which is budgeted at about $35 million, according to press reports. Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley is believed to be in the cast, although the producers would not confirm it.The Ottawa train station will figure prominently in the movie and was largely chosen because the architecture of the building has a "modern, futuristic" look to it. A production crew totalling more than 150 people may come to the city for at least four days of shooting in late March.It's believed this is the first time a movie of this scale has been filmed at the Tremblay Road station.The film will be shot mostly in Montreal, starting in early March. It is among a number of outside productions expected to revitalize the struggling film industry in Montreal. As well, it may help revive production in Ottawa, which also suffered in 2009". Source: www.ottawacitizen.com
"Farmiga will play a hands-on communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal as he travels through time and space. Monaghan is a woman on the train with whom the man is involved romantically.
The film is slated to begin filming in March. Summit Entertainment is distributing in North America.Farmiga is flying high off her Golden Globe-nominated performance as George Clooney's love interest in "Up in the Air", one of the season's major awards players.
Monaghan starred with Shia LaBeouf in "Eagle Eye" and recently wrapped "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis". Source: www.reuters.com