As we approach the warmer months, Montreal once again becomes an international epicenter of entertainment. The city is attractive to producers for policies that benefit filmmakers, an abundance of adaptive filming locations, and existing studio infrastructure.
As a result, dozens of celebrities and industry professionals make their way to the city each spring and summer. This year is no exception.
According to production reports, Instagram posts, and eye-witness accounts, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, and Gary Oldman are currently in Montreal to film Dreamland — "a multi-narrative tale of the world of opioids and the impact of Fentanyl in Canada and the U.S."
Indira Varma, of Game of Thrones fame, and Lily-Rose Depp are also reportedly involved with the film.
TLDR: Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, and Gary Oldman, among others were spotted enjoying a meal together in an unspecified Montreal restaurant.
Director Nicholas Jarecki has posted to Instagram under the hashtag #dreamland_mtl to share the team's progress and record their movements through the city.
Montrealers thus have an abundance of material to examine. There's nothing more fun that spotting a celebrity at a spot you frequent.
One image in particular has caught our attention. Taken by film producer Cassian Elwes, this photo captures Hammer, Oldman, Lilly, Kinnear, and other cast members enjoying a meal together at an unspecified Montreal restaurant.
Oldman can be seen in glasses at the bottom left of the image. Armie Hammer is the man in the pink shirt raising his arm. Elwes identifies Evangeline Lilly as the woman sticking out her tongue. The man in the black shirt to Lilly's right appears to be Greg Kinnear.
Other photos posted to the hashtag document the team's progress and movements through Montreal.
One anonymous source has identified this space with wood panelling as part of McGill University though that is unverified.
The Montreal skyline is clearly visible in this photo:
Gary Oldman also shared this photo of Montreal City Hall.
Some of these photos date to a month ago, but the most recent images are from the last twenty-four hours.
This huge cast is out and about! Let us know if you spot any of them working or hanging out in the city!