Malin Akerman Joins Tyler Labine And Lucy Punch In Cottage Country
You might not know it if you've only been keeping up with giant blockbusters, but Tyler Labine has been having a pretty good year. He's the star of the exceptionally well-reviewed horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, which opens in theaters today, and was one of the highlights of the otherwise dull comedy A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy, which opened earlier this month. He even managed to have a role in one of the big summer movies too, popping up in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It seems likely that Labine is about to start becoming much more well-known than he has been, and maybe that will start with his next project, the indie dark comedy Cottage Country.
The movie, which started production in Toronto this week, actually seems to share a few basic similarities with Tucker & Dale-- Labine is once again playing a character holed up at a rural cabin, though this time he's there with his girlfriend whom he plans to to propose to. And though it's a dark comedy in which a slacker brother (Daniel Petronijevic) shows up to wreak havoc, Labine is actually playing the strait-laced one, which seems like a big change of character for the guy. Roundng out the cast are Malin Akerman as the fiancee-to-be, and rising comedy star Lucy Punch as the brother's girlfriend. Oh, and it's probably worth mentioning that the action kicks off when the strait-laced brother accidentally kills the slacker with an axe. I told you it was a dark comedy!
The image you see above came along with the announcement that principal photography had begun; you can check out a larger version below. Cottage Country is directed by Peter Welington, a veteran of the Canadian series Slings and Aarrows, and the movie is slated for release sometime next year.
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