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Atom Egoyan Vies for Comeback with Revenge Thriller 'Remember' Starring Christopher Plummer

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 14, 2014 at 12:45PM

Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow and Henry Czerny as Plummer's son.
Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer

Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow and Henry Czerny as Plummer's son. 

Let's hope the movie turns out better than Egoyan's last attempt at a thriller, "The Captive," which earned negative reviews after it was shown in the Cannes competition (critics might have been more forgiving had the film been displayed in an official sidebar). (TOH! coverage here.) A24 will release the film on VOD via DirectTV. 

Benjamin August's original screenplay for "Remember" combines a contemporary revenge plot with World War II history. Executive producers are Mark Musselman (“Being Julia”) and Anant Singh (“Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom”).  Jens Meurer (“The Last Station”) will coproduce. 

"Remember" is produced by Serendipity Point Films in association with Distant Horizon, Detalle, Telefilm Canada and Egoli Tossell. IM Global will handle international sales excluding North America.  EOne Films will distribute in Canada, ARP in France, Wild Bunch in Italy and Spain,  Asmik Ace in Japan and Sun in Latin America.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.