|Eva Longoria in 2006's The Sentinel.|
PopGoesTheNews.com Stars like Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia and Benjamin Bratt will be in Ontario next month working on new films.
Longoria, who made 2006's The Sentinel in Toronto, is taking a break from Desperate Housewives to shoot The Truth in chilly Sudbury from Oct. 27 to Nov. 16. Garcia co-stars in the thriller about corruption in the water industry along with Steven Bauer and Canadian actor Devon Bostick. Forest Whitaker and Kevin Durand are also rumored to be a part of the flick, directed by Canadian producer/director/screenwriter Damian Lee.
Both Garcia (born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez) and Bauer (born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson) hail from Cuba and appeared in 2005's The Lost City. Longoria and Garcia co-star in the Mexican war drama Cristiada.
Bratt will be in Ontario to make the coming-of-age drama The Lesser Blessed for Canadian writer/director Anita Doron. The film, about a First Nations teenager trying to fit into the modern world, is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Richard Van Camp. Bratt will play Jed, the boyfriend of the main character's mother.
In 2007, Van Camp told the CBC he hoped the movie version of his book would be filmed in the Northwest Territories, where it is set. But although producers held auditions there earlier this month, a source said the film will likely be shot around Sudbury from mid-November to early December.