Opioid crisis movie Dreamland filming in Montreal

Thriller Dreamland has started filming in Montreal and is set against the background the opioid crisis between Canada and the US.

Thriller Dreamland has started filming in Montreal and is set against the background of the ongoing opioid crisis between Canada and the US.

The movie will chart three interconnecting narratives following different elements of the pertinent social and political issue, from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s operations through to the traffickers and plight of addicts, plus the crucial role of big business.

Opioid crisis movie Dreamland filming in Montreal
Dark Phoenix

Nicholas Jarecki is directing a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Michelle Rodriguez, Greg Kinnear and Lily-Rose Depp. The film is being made as a co-production between Canada and Belgium.

Montreal is a popular Canadian filming hub best known in recent years as the home of the X-Men film franchise. The latest instalment, Dark Phoenix (pictured), is set to be released this June and was originally scheduled to spend $80m filming on location in the city.

The city’s production facilities include MELS Studios, which recently hosted stage work for Roland’s Emmerich’s upcoming war film Midway.

Montreal is also a visual effects hub, with Scanline VFX and Technicolor having opened new offices in the city in recent months, adding to Quebec’s expansive post-production sector.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Quebec.

Image: 20th Century Fox

Opioid crisis movie Dreamland filming in Montreal
Dark Phoenix

Thriller Dreamland has started filming in Montreal and is set against the background of the ongoing opioid crisis between Canada and the US.

The movie will chart three interconnecting narratives following different elements of the pertinent social and political issue, from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s operations through to the traffickers and plight of addicts, plus the crucial role of big business.

Nicholas Jarecki is directing a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Michelle Rodriguez, Greg Kinnear and Lily-Rose Depp. The film is being made as a co-production between Canada and Belgium.

Montreal is a popular Canadian filming hub best known in recent years as the home of the X-Men film franchise. The latest instalment, Dark Phoenix (pictured), is set to be released this June and was originally scheduled to spend $80m filming on location in the city.

The city’s production facilities include MELS Studios, which recently hosted stage work for Roland’s Emmerich’s upcoming war film Midway.

Montreal is also a visual effects hub, with Scanline VFX and Technicolor having opened new offices in the city in recent months, adding to Quebec’s expansive post-production sector.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Quebec.

Image: 20th Century Fox

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