Movie shot in North Okanagan starring Anthony Hopkins to be released soon

By Ron Manz
March 3, 2016 - 12:57pm

VERNON, B.C. — A feature film shot in the Okanagan in Enderby, Armstrong, Lumby and Vernon in 2014 is set for public release June 10th.

The movie starring Anthony Hopkins, and produced by Enderby's own Rick Dugdale, was initially titled "Go With Me."

The name though has been changed to "Blackway," which Dugdale says was derived from the character in the film of Ray Liotta.

"It was a unanimous decision to change the name to Blackway based on the fact that when you look at the title you automatically know it's a sinister thriller type of film," Dugdale tells our affiliate Kiss FM.

The story line is dark according to Dugdale.

"It's about a guy above the law who controls a small Oregon logging town, and three people take matters into their own hands to rectify the situation."

Dugdale says special debut screenings will be held in the Okanagan on the release date.

"June 10th it will be coming out. We are just working on where it will be playing and what kind of roll out we are going to have, but we're working on a few special events that will be taking place in the Okanagan."

Vernon and Kelowna will have debut showings and there is a possibility stars like Liotta and Anthony Hopkins may be involved.

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