Justin Long Joins The Cast of ‘Lavender’ | Film News
Justin Long is on board for Lavender, a psychological thriller currently in production in Toronto. The film focuses on a photographer played by Abbie Cornish (Suckerpunch) that suffers a trauma causing massive memory loss. Using her photographs to piece together her life, she finds evidence that she may have murdered her own family members that she does not remember ever existing.
Long (The Break Up) will play the psychologist helping her to recover her memories. This is not Long’s first venture into darker territory, primarily known from comedy outings such as Dodgeball, he has also starred in last years harrowing and downright weird Tusk, Drag Me To Hell (2009) and Jeepers Creepers (2001). Lavender should be another opportunity for him to show his range and talent. The movie will also star Diego Klattenhoff (The Blacklist), and Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County) as Cornish’s character’s husband and uncle.
The film will be co-financed by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group, Paradox Studios and The Movie Network, which is a division of Bell Media, and Movie Central. Iervolino has said “Lavender is a taut psychological thriller on par with the best the genre has to offer“, with Silvio Muraglia, president of Paradox Studios, adding that “we’re thrilled to have such a talented cast to bolster the subtlety and nuance needed to realize such a suspenseful and engaging film“.
Lavender has been co-written by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzell, and Gass-Donnelly is also producing the film with Dave Valleau (Reasonable Doubt, Capote) through Valleau’s South Creek Pictures banner. The film is schedueled to finish production on the 29th of June, with no release date reported as of yet.