Yesterday, the Winnipeg Free Press published an article about the casting of Canadian director Kevin Tierney's upoming comedy, French Immersion.
This will be the directorial debut of Kevin Tierney who has always worked as a producer. The film will talk about the old topic about the division between French and English speakers in Canada.
The story follows five English-speakers: one each from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Ontario and New York. The five of them decide to go in a small town of Quebec to learn French in a school. Besides, the school is run with an iron fist: everything must be done in French. Besides, the five participants are under constant surveillance, because they have to live in an adoptive family of the village during their two-weeks stay. However, those who escaped from the school's grip in order to speak English at the village's Indian restaurant will realize that everybody in the village is a spy.
The cast will be made of Canadian director Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), Martha Burns (The Trojan Horse), Fred Ewanuick (Black Eyed Dog), Colm Feore (Changeling), Olunike Adeliyi (Flashpoint), Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men), singer Robert Charlebois and Karine Vanasse (Polytechnique).
Other members of the cast will include Yves Jacques (Le banquet), Rita Lafontaine (Noémie), Marcel Leboeuf (Virginie), Laurence Leboeuf (Durham County), Diane Lavallée (Maurice Richard) along with Monique Spaziani (J'ai tué ma mère).
Finally, the film's shooting will take place over the next six weeks in St-Césaire, which is about 60 km East of Montreal. Moreover, French Immersion will be released on Canada Day in 2011 (i.e. on July 1rst).