A war movie called Peace is being shot in the North Okanagan
Enderby Entertainment is shooting the Second World War action thriller in and around Vernon.
Academy Award-winning director Robert Port will write and direct Peace, which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Richard Bausch.
The film will star Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, Swerve, Hunger Games, Blackway) and Sam Keeley (The Cured, Megan Leavey, The Seige of Jadotville, Burnt, In the Heart of the Sea).
It is being produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Richard Bullock.
Maury Povich and Alexander Ludwig will serve as executive producers.
In the story, four American soldiers set out on the gruelling ascent of an Italian mountainside in the closing days of the Second World War, haunted by their evil sergeant’s cold-blooded murder of a young woman and with an old Italian man of uncertain loyalties as their guide.
Port is best known for directing Twin Towers, the 2003 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary – Short Subject.
“We are thrilled to work with Robert on this exciting adaptation of Peace. WW2 films are always a fascinating lens of history, and this morality tale is now more relevant than ever,” said Dugdale.
This is the first time Dugdale has tackled a war movie.
“My grandparents were in the war so it is nice to touch that piece of history,” he said. “The area is perfect for it. It looks just like parts of Italy.”
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