Joshua Jackson News

Josh Jackson

Feb 15 2008


As I mentioned earlier in January, Josh has been casted in a new World War I film called, “Burden of Desire”. The Hollywood Reporter has released some new details about the project:

Two-time Palme d’Or-winning Danish director Bille August is gearing up to shoot “Burden of Desire” and has assembled a glamor cast including Gemma Arterton, the latest actress to join the ranks of Bond girls.

August’s project, being touted to worldwide buyers at the European Film Market, also boasts Joshua Jackson and Wes Bentley in the film set against the backdrop of World War I.

Arterton, one of the hottest upcoming British acting talents, is shooting the latest James Bond adventure, “Quantum of Solace,” alongside Daniel Craig and most recently appeared in the Brit comedy “St. Trinian’s.”

The cast is expected to boost the market profile of the title in Berlin for U.K. sales agent Bankside Films, which is backed by U.K. and U.S. production and financier Future Films.

Based on Robert MacNeil’s novel, “Burden” is set against the backdrop of the 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and tells the story of Julia, whose diary of secret sexual fantasies sparks the passions of a doctor and a priest who battle for her heart.

“The gigantic explosion in Halifax does not only destroy half the city, but it also makes an enormous change on a deeper emotional level,” August said. “For our young main characters, that means undergoing a vulnerable and dramatic change from a state of innocence and unawareness to a more mature, open-minded consciousness.

“To find these young lead actors, who can have that unspoiled, innocent quality but at the same time contain depth, diversity and awareness, and most of all are so very talented and skillful as the parts demand, is a great reward.

Future Films’ Kwesi Dickson is producing the film in partnership with Canada’s Capri Films.

This sounds like a wonderful period piece! I can’t wait to see it. 🙂

Also, there are some rumors running around that Josh will still make an appearance on Grey’s Anatomy before the season wraps, now that the WGA strike has ended. I’m still waiting confirmation on this, but for now, it’s only a unsubstantiated rumor.

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