Pop Goes The News — Bruce Willis will be back in Montreal this fall along with Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris.
The trio are remaking Death Wish, the 1974 movie loosely based on Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel of the same name about a man who becomes a vigilante after his wife is killed and his daughter is raped during a home invasion.
The original — and four sequels between 1982 and 1994 — starred Charles Bronson in the leading role. The actor died in 2003 at 81.
The reboot, which will be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel), is scheduled to be in production in Montreal from September to December.
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Willis shot 1997’s The Jackal, 2000’s The Whole Nine Yard, 2006’s Lucky Number Slevin, and parts of 2013’s Red 2 in Montreal.
After Death Wish, Willis will start work on First Kill opposite Canadian actor Hayden Christensen.
Norris, who starred in Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s made-in-Ontario drama Remember, tweeted news of his Death Wish casting and added: “Psyched for this!”
Also scheduled to be working in the city before the end of the year is Ben Stiller, who has signed on to star in Brad’s Status, and Anna Paquin, who will make the CBC series Bellevue.