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NEW MOVIE: Jamie Dagg’s Thriller SWEET VIRGINIA With Jon Bernthal To Film Late This Summer in Vancouver

Revised: Vancouver filming dates updated.

Jon Bernthal (Daredevil’s Punisher/The Walking Dead’s Shane) is cast as the motel proprietor with a dark past in Canadian director Jamie M. Dagg’s upcoming thriller Sweet Virginia, according to Deadline Hollywood. The Black List script is expected to start production this Saturday in metro Vancouver.

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Sam unknowingly befriends a young hitman (Christopher Abbott) who’s staying at the Sweet Virginia motel and is drawn into a vortex of violence when the hitman kills the husband of the married woman Sam is having an affair with. Imogen Poots, Rosemarie Dewitt, Odessa Young co-star.

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Jamie Dagg’s first feature  — the international thriller River with Rossif Sutherland — swept most of the major awards for Canadian features at last year’s Whistler Film Festival, winning Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. River is about an American doctor (Sutherland) in Laos who goes on the run after trying to stop the sexual assault of a young woman and then being accused of his murder after the would-be rapist’s body turns up in the river.
Jamie M. Dagg’s Sweet Virginia is expected to start filming August 27th in metro Vancouver and wrap October 30 (dates subject to change).

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