Actress Britt Lower to star in Naomii Jaye’s ‘The Incident Report’ – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Younger Daughter Films’ Julie Baldassi and Low End’s Brian Robertson Announce Britt Lower (Breakup), Tom Mercier (we are who we are), John Yoon (Kim’s Convenience) and Sook-Yin Lee (small bus) will star in the drama/thriller/romance The incident report.
The film is produced by Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman (I’m thinking of ending things, Anomalised), and written/directed by Naomi Jaye (the pin). Principal photography takes place August 2-29, 2022 in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario.
Librarian Miriam Gordon (Lower) lives in a fog of grief while working among marginalized members of the public who populate her downtown public branch. When a budding romance with Janko, a young foreign taxi driver (Mercier) coincides with the receipt of a series of strangely threatening letters addressed to him, Miriam’s sheltered existence is opened up.
The incident report is Jaye’s second adaptation of the novel written by Martha Baillie. It is produced by Julie Baldassi (Savagery) and Brian Robertson (featherless birds) with executive producers Aditya Chand, Jonas Prupas, Dean Perlmutter, Charles Baillie and Martha Baillie, and Harland Weiss, Donovan M. Boden, Isil Gilderdale and Emily Harris.
“I am delighted to do The incident report into a movie after living with Martha Baillie’s novel for over a decade,” says writer and director Naomi Jaye. “It’s a dark, absurd, sometimes uncomfortable and, in my mind, deeply spiritual story about a woman who finds her bravery. It’s a huge privilege to be joined by such a talented cast to help her to give life.
Photograph by Michael LeBlanc (Young arsonists) with production design by Brendan Callaghan (american gods), and costume design by Emma Doyle (Slash/back). Cast by Rori Bergman and Karlee Fomalont (I’m thinking of ending things), as well as Marsha Chelsey, CDC (the pin).
Produced in association with Through The Lens Entertainment, with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates; Game Theory Films will distribute the film in Canada.
Lower is managed by Kirsten Ames and replaced by Jo Yao at UTA. Mercier is represented by Fred Malek at Characters and managed by Brennan O’Donnell at Grandview. Jean Yoon is represented by Kishwar Iqbal at Gary Goddard Agency. Sook-Yin Lee is portrayed by MaryJane MacCallum at The Arc.