Egoyan headed for mainstream

Canadian Press
June 24 2004

Egoyan headed for mainstream
New star-filled film project stars Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth

TORONTO (CP) — Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth in an Atom Egoyan film?

Looks that way. The two international stars will be featured in
Somebody Loves You, described as a “sumptuously seductive film noir”
for which principal photography begins Aug. 30 in Toronto, Los
Angeles and London. Based on a novel by Rupert Holmes, Somebody Loves
You will be written and directed by Egoyan and produced by Robert
Lantos’s boutique company Serendipity Point Films.

“I love this project,” says Lantos. “Of all my collaborations with
Atom Egoyan, it is my favourite. It is in-your-face provocative and
at the same time delightfully intelligent.”

In what appears to be a departure from the Canadian filmmaker’s
art-house style, the Canada-U.K. co-production is a study of fame,
fortune and the mores of sexual convention.