Some very exciting news: DeadlineHollywood is reporting that the incomparable Sarah Polley has set her directorial follow-up to “Away From Her.” “Take This Waltz” (assumingly named after the Leonard Cohen song) will begin filming in Toronto this July.. and both Michelle Williams and fellow Canadian Seth Rogen have signed on to star. The film follows “a romantic triangle,” the third cast member of which is yet to be announced.
This is fantastic news either way, but my big question: Will the film be set in Canada a la “Away From Her”? Polley has always resisted putting both feet south of the border throughout her career, and the fact that Telefilm Canada is at least co-financing means at least financially she’s continuing to do so. But it would be really something if a film with this kind of high profile was as distinctly Canadian as “Away From Her” was.