Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

June 27, 2005 16:55 ET

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Announces Start Of Principal Photography Of 'THE VETERAN'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 27, 2005) - Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. (TSX:PAE)(AMEX:PAE) today announced the start of principal photography of the new feature film, THE VETERAN, on June 26, 2005. The film stars Ally Sheedy (HIGH ART, ST. ELMO'S FIRE), Michael Ironside (THE PERFECT STORM, STARSHIP TROOPERS) and Bobby Hosea (GOING BACK, ALL ABOUT YOU). Sidney J. Furie (IRON EAGLE, LADY SINGS THE BLUES, THE IPCRESS FILE) is directing and Curtis J. Petersen is producing. Peace Arch owns worldwide distribution rights.

A dramatic thriller, THE VETERAN reunites two Vietnam War veterans in modern-day Saigon. Ray (Hosea), now a preacher with political aspirations, has come back to Vietnam to settle some old business. When he finds an armed man waiting in his hotel room, he realizes that the desperate stranger is Doc (Ironside), a soldier from his platoon captured by the enemy and long considered dead. As a tense game of cat and mouse unfolds, Sara (Sheedy), a private citizen hired to search for missing POWs, spies on Ray and Doc with the help of American officials, hoping to find clues to other missing POWs and MIAs. The mystery builds as Ray and Doc's war experiences are revealed in action-packed flashbacks. But nothing is as it seems, and as the story reaches its climax, we realize that once again, only one of them will be going home.

Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. ( develops, produces, acquires and licenses feature films and television programming to theatrical, home video and television distributors throughout the world. In addition to its own independent feature projects, Peace Arch is in the midst of a long-term co-production agreement with Showtime that is expected to result in as many as 15 films over the coming years, beginning with the critically acclaimed film, OUR FATHERS. Peace Arch's subsidiary, The Eyes Project Development Corp., recently won six Leo Awards for programming excellence for its programs "Love it or Lose it" and "Prisoners of Age."

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  • Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
    Nicole Spracklin
    (416) 487-0377 (ext. 237)
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