Published Dec 05, 2014Followers of Toronto's music scene will want to take note of the upcoming film Diamond Tongues, since it features some of the city's finest players branching out of their indie rock bubble.
Perhaps the biggest name attached to the project is Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, who is serving as executive producer. He's also scoring the film along with Do Make Say Think's Ohad Benchetrit.
This isn't Canning's first turn as a soundtrack composer, since he previously composed the music for the 2013 Lindsay Lohan film The Canyons.
The lead actress of Diamond Tongues, meanwhile, is Leah Goldstein, who is known to many fans as July Talk singer Leah Fay. Meanwhile, her co-vocalist Peter Dreimanis is acting as the flick's cinematographer and co-producer. Nick Flanagan of Brutal Knights/Wrong Hole also stars in the film, as well as Adam Gurfinkel and Leah Wildman.
This comedic drama stars Goldstein as Edith Welland, a struggling actress who decides to become more ruthless in her career approach. Pavan Moondi wrote the script, and he's co-directing it along with Brian Robertson.
Goldstein said in a statement, "What attracted me to Edith was that on the page, she's pretty unlikeable, I think. And I think she's self-doubt, and jealousy personified, and those are traits people don't like identifying with. It's like a really dark, deep-seeded truth to everyone that no one really likes acknowledging."
Below, watch a trailer for Diamond Tongues. It features music from Rich Aucoin, and George Stroumboulopoulos makes an appearance. There's no word as to exactly when the movie will be out.