Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci Set to Star in PERCY
The great Christopher Walken and Wednesday Adams, Christina Ricci, will be starring in a new independent film called Percy which is currently in production in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Everybody loves Christopher Walken so it's great to see him land another movie role! Deadline broke the news and here is their synopsis:
The film, based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, follows small-town Saskatchewan farmer (Walken) who challenges major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crop. As he speaks out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the world fighting the same battle. Suddenly, he becomes an unsuspecting folk hero in a desperate war to protect farmers’ rights and the world’s food supply against what they see as corporate greed. Ricci will play anti-GMO activist Rebecca Salcau.
The cast also includes Roberta Maxwell as Percy’s wife; Adam Beach as Percy’s neighbor, Alton Kelly; Luke Kirby as Percy’s son; Martin Donovan as the conglomerate’s lead lawyer, Rick Aarons; and Peter Stebbings as Rebecca’s NGO boss.
The movie is being directed by Clark Johnson and was written by Hilary Pryor and Garfield L. Miller.
GMO’s are still a hot topic of debate to this day. Do you think this is a topic that we should all be discussing? Let me know.