These days, if you’re not making studio tentpoles, financing is hard to come by. So it’s no surprise that Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who hasn’t made a feature since 2009’s softcore drama “Chloe,” is striking while the iron is hot. He’s already wrapped on “Devil’s Knot,” his West Memphis Three drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan and more. And not only is next movie, “Queen of the Night,” gearing up fast, but an actress is keen to work with him again.
“The Killing” star Mireille Enos, who features in “Devil’s Knot,” is back for ‘Night’ along with Scott Speedman (who also had a role in Egoyan’s “Adoration“). The picture will be led by the previously announced Ryan Reynolds, who plays a father whose daughter was abducted. Eight years after the girl was taken, a series of disturbing clues convince the father that the now 17-year-old remains alive, and he is determined to find her. Enos will play the wife who checks in yearly with the police about her daughter, and who may hold the clues to her whereabouts in the belongings she still has, while Speedman will be a cop assigned to the case.
Production will begin early next yaer, and it certainly sounds intriguing, and perhaps something of a companion piece (thematically at least) to “Devil’s Knot.” And of course, after this, Enos will be move right back into the third season of the newly re-launched “The Killing.” [Deadline]