Elton John's London-basedRocket Pictures and Toronto-based Prospero Pictures have begun principalphotography in and around Toronto on the Canadian-UK romantic comedy It's ABoy Girl Thing.
Production is expected to move to the UK after Nov 20 on the story ofneighbours and sworn enemies who wake up in each other's bodies and set abouttrying to destroy each other's high school reputations.
The Icon Entertainment International presentation is being produced in associationwith Scion Films and Motion Picture Distribution.
Icon Entertainment is handling worldwide rights and will release the picturethrough Icon Film Distribution in the UK and Australia. Motion PictureDistribution is distributing in Canada.
Kevin Zegers, Samaire Armstrong, Maury Chaykin and Mpho Koaho comprise themain cast, which includes Sharon Osbourne.
Nick Hurran is directing based on a screenplay by Kinky Boots writer GeoffDeane. Rocket's David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw and Prospero's Martin Katzare producing and Elton John and Wendy Grean are serving as executive producersalong with Jeff Abberley and Julia Blackman of Scion Films.
"Nick Hurran has done a brilliant job casting this movie," John said. "I amexcited about working closely with him in developing a cutting-edge soundtrackto adorn this hysterical script."
Hurran, Zegers and Armstrong are represented by ICM, which structured andpackaged the deal.
Zegers is also represented by manager Paul Nicholls and Armstrong isadditionally represented by Evolution Management and law firm Stone, Meyer& Genow.
Osbourne is represented by Sharon Osbourne Management and is additionallyrepresented by manager Colin Newman. Chaykin is represented by Edna TalentManagement, and Kaoho is represented by The Characters Agency.
Rocket Pictures has a first look deal with the Walt Disney Company and iscurrently in production with Disney on Gnomeo And Juliet.
Prospero Pictures is a film production and finance company based in Torontospecialising in international co-productions. It's most recent credits include HotelRwanda and Spider.