Link: Donald Sutherland fell for ‘Pirate’s Passage’

From Victoria Ahearn:

It was Matthew McConaughey and a long chain of acquaintances who brought Donald Sutherland to his new passion project, “Pirate’s Passage,” which he says captures his youth in Nova Scotia.

The animated film, debuting Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBC-TV, is based on the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel by William Gilkerson of Mahone Bay, N.S.

Sutherland, who produced, co-wrote and voiced the lead character for the film, says he hadn’t heard of the book until he was in Australia making the 2008 film “Fool’s Gold” with McConaughey. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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3 thoughts on “Link: Donald Sutherland fell for ‘Pirate’s Passage’”

  1. He’s so darn passionate about this so now I will definitely have to check it out. I wasn’t before but know I want to.

  2. There’s a reason why the original book was an award winner. It’s just a great story. I look forward to seeing the CBC production.

  3. I just finished watching it, and already I want more. This is a wonderfully produced project, I cannot recommend it enough to anyone wanting to enjoy a good old Canadian story.

    Brilliant. Five Stars.

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