Sarah Gadon joins the casts of ‘Indignation’ & ’11/22/63′

Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold) has bagged herself a couple of high-profile parts. The Canadian actress will star opposite Logan Lerman (Fury) in James Schamus’ directorial debut Indignation and star opposite James Franco in Hulu’s nine-part miniseries 11/22/63

Based on the novel by Philip Roth, Indignation is set in 1951 and focuses on Marcus (Lerman), the 18-year-old son of a kosher butcher in Newark who grapples with anti-Semitism, sexual repression and the escalating Korean War as he comes of age at a Midwestern Lutheran college. Into his life comes Olivia Hutton (Gadon). Blonde and pretty, Olivia is a classmate of Marcus’ at Winesburg College. She goes on a date with Marcus and is attracted to his intensity. She is sexually promiscuous, headstrong and fiercely independent. A daughter to a highly regarded Cleveland surgeon, Olivia had previously attempted suicide and spent time in a mental institution.

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Separately, Gadon will also star in 11/22/63, based on the 2011 bestseller from Stephen King about Jake Epping (Franco), an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and a past that doesn’t want to be changed. Gadon plays the statuesque, smart and outspoken Sadie, a librarian at the Texas school Jake works at.

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Spotlight on actress Sarah Gadon

Actress Sarah Gadon has been added to the final lineup for the 2014 Whistler Film Festival (WFF).

Gadon, 27, has starred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and David Cronenberg films A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis.

She is the the “Spotlight On” honouree presented by Elle Canada, an honour dedicated to rising female talent in the film industry, and will talk about her work on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The film festival runs from Wednesday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 7.

Born in Toronto, Gadon has also worked extensively in television, with roles in Being Erica and Murdoch Mysteries.

“Sarah Gadon is an award-winning actress with 57 (film and television) credits to her name. She is definitely a talent on the Canadian landscape. Her work today points to a long and accomplished career,” says WFF executive director Shauna Mishaw Hardy.

“One of the things we are doing is putting Canadian talent at the heart of our festival… we want to really help shine the light on our Canadian talent and raise the brand of our talent.

“She is a great fit. It is being preceded by the Elle Canada fashion film finalists (Hannah Louise Clarke, Zachary Spence and Erika Houle, and Julie Hong). We will also be introducing our Rising Stars formally at this event.

The new Rising Stars program highlights four Western Canadian actors who are poised to explode into the film world. The first selectees are Niall Matter, Dustin Milligan, Camille Sullivan and Sara Canning.

Gadon now joins actress Kim Cattrall (Sex in the City), How to Train Your Dragon director and animator Dean DeBlois and producer Don Carmody (Chicago, Good Will Hunting) as honourees this year.

“We’ve got prolific talent and it’s really exciting,” Hardy Mishaw says. “The thing about the people we are honouring is that they are all working, they’re not coming here for a vacation. They are busy, working actors and actresses.”

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