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Xavier Dolan’s first drama series THE NIGHT LOGAN WOKE UP starts filming

June 2nd, 2021





STUDIOCANAL, Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of TV series and feature films, announces that shooting has begun in Montreal for Xavier Dolan’s first drama series, The Night Logan Woke Up.


Multiple award-winning and globally recognized for his work as an actor, director, screenwriter and editor, Xavier Dolan will write, direct and produce the 5 x 60’ French language thriller, as well as appear in the role of Elliot.


Joining Dolan are original cast members from Michel Marc Bouchard’s 2019 psychological theatrical production, including Julie Le Breton (The Rocket, Les Beaux Malaises), Magalie Lépine-Blondeau (Boomerang, Laurence Anyways), Éric Bruneau (Heartbeats, Coroner), and Patrick Hivon (Mont Fosters, La Femme de mon Frère) and Julianne Côté (Tu Dors Nicole).

Additional cast of The Night Logan Woke Up include Djebril Zonga, star of Cannes Festival Jury Prize winner and four time César Award winner Les Misérables directed Ladj Ly; Pier-Gabriel Lajoie (Demain des Hommes), Jasmine Lemée (Mon Cirque à Moi), Elijah Patrice-Baudelot (Alerte Amber), Sylvie Drapeau (Borderline) and Sandrine Bisson (Ego Trip)


Nanoby’s Nancy Grant and Jasmyrh Lemoine produce along with Dolan.  Javi Hernandez and Harry Grivakis of VVS Films who brokered the deals on behalf of the filmmakers serve as executive producers.


With delivery expected in 2022, STUDIOCANAL will distribute the premium drama internationally.


Dolan has been awarded the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Mommy and the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for It’s Only the End of the World. He has also won several Canadian Screen and César Awards.


The Story

In the early 1990’s, Mimi and her brother Julian are best friends with Logan. Together, they form an inseparable trio. The boys are on the baseball team and just won the regional championship and Mimi dreams of a life in the theatre. Who knows what the future holds?


But in October 1991, their friendship is broken by a terrible incident and they’re forced to take separate roads. The two families are shattered. Nothing will ever be the same.


30 years later, Mimi has become a thanatologist and travels home to take care of her mother’s corpse, as requested by the latter in her will. She’s reunited with her estranged brothers, left behind decades back. Secrets and spite buried deep in the past soon resurface, sending them on an unstoppable pursuit of reconciliation.




STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly, 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2RamboBreathlessMulholland DriveThe Pianist, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas.

STUDIOCANAL is actively producing and developing a slate of premium international TV series in-house, as well as through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies, which includes Germany’s TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years, It’s a Sin, Finding Alice), URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). The company is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager (Ride Upon the Storm) and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) 

STUDIOCANAL produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year distributing productions and CANAL+ Creation Originale worldwide with 1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution.

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