From Rachel Phan of the National Post:
- Who should play Jack Layton in CBC’s upcoming biopic?
CBC has greenlit the production of a new biopic on the life of late New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. The movie, titled Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story, will be set against the backdrop of the 2011 federal election and the weeks that followed, as well as Layton’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 “very soon.” Read more.