Christopher Plummer to Star in New Thriller REMEMBER
Variety reports that theater veteran Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of Atom Egoyan's upcoming thriller REMEMBER. The actor joins previously announced cast members Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Heinz Lieven and Gunter Lamprecht.
Written by Benjamin August, the film will combine "a dark chapter of modern history with a contemporary mission of revenge."
Said Plummer in a statement, "I am looking forward immensely to be working once again with Atom Egoyan and Robert Lantos - this time, on a story which promises to be at once shocking, arresting and powerful beyond measure."
Christopher Plummer has enjoyed 60 years as one of theatre's most respected actors and is a veteran of over 100 motion pictures. He began his professional career on stage and radio in both French and English in Montreal. While there, he also had the good fortune to work with the great Russian theatre guru Fyodor Komisarjevsky.
After Eva Le Gallienne gave him his New York debut (1954), he went on to star in many celebrated productions on Broadway and London's West End. He has won two Tony Awards - for the musical "Cyrano" and for "Barrymore" (which played to acclaim at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1998) - plus seven nominations, his latest for his King Lear (2004) and for his Clarence Darrow in "Inherit the Wind" (2007).
He is a former leading member of The Royal National Theatre under Sir Laurence Olivier and the Royal Shakespeare Company under Sir Peter Hall where he won London's Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in "Becket" (1961). In 1968, sanctioned by Elizabeth II, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada (an honorary knighthood). He has also led Canada's Stratford Festival in its formative years under Sir Tyrone Guthrie and his mentor Michael Langham, and again recently under Des McAnuff's regime. He is widely recognized as one of the finest classical actors of his time.