From Rachel Phan of the National Post:
- Who should play Jack Layton in CBCâ€™s upcomingÂ biopic?
CBC has greenlit the production of a new biopic on the life of late New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. The movie, titled Smilinâ€™ Jack: The Jack Layton Story, will be set against the backdrop of the 2011 federal election and the weeks that followed, as well as Laytonâ€™s rise and his love story with Olivia Chow. Production on the made-for-TV movie will begin this August in Winnipeg, and the casting of the titular part will be announced â€œvery soon.â€ Read more.