Hollywood North is back! Those of us who travel to the United States are clearly not pleased with our sinking Canadian dollar, now at about 75 cents compared to the American buck, but it is bringing lots of movie shoots and stars here.
X-Men: Apocalypse, part of the iconic series of movies, is back filming in Montreal. Sources tell me that shooting will take place in the prestigious arts building on the McGill campus beginning next Tuesday with McGill standing for the Pentagon.
Quantico, expected to be a big hit show on ABC this fall, is filming in Sherbrooke. It centers on a group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. As the show intercuts between their hidden pasts and their present training, it also flashes forward to the near future, where one of the recruits will turn out to be a sleeper terrorist responsible for the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
Spotted in Montreal recently was top model Cara Delevingne, now starring in the movie Paper Towns. She was here to watch her significant other Annie Clark from the group St. Vincent perform at Osheaga. Delevinge is currently filming the movie Suicide Squad in Toronto. Co-stars Margot Robbie, Jay Hernandez and Joel Kinnaman joined her at Osheaga, Delevingne was also seen at the boutique Vintage Frames in the Sud Ouest, owned by Corey Shapiro, where she bought some shades
Kanye West was in Montreal this week for a business meeting related to his clothing line. He was seen signing autographs in Westmount.
We also hear word that Caitlyn Jenner, who as Bruce won the Olympic decathalon here in 1976, will be here next week on the occasion of Fierté Montréal (Gay Pride Festival). The world`s most prominent transgender personality will reportedly stay here for a week and be part of her daughter Kylie`s 18th birthday bash at Beachclub in Pointe-Calumet on August 16.