Egoyan to direct Mel Gibson Film p The Toronto Sun

HOLLYWOOD–Atom Egoyan has signed a deal with Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Prods. to direct Felicia’s Journey–based on the novel by William Trevor–Variety reports.

Egoyan’s film The Sweet Hereafter–which won the Grand Prix du Jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival–will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The story of Felicia’s Journey is of an Irish country girl unmarried–pregnant and penniless – who travels to England looking for the boyfriend who left her–but instead meets up with a mild-mannered psychopath who tries to lure her into his trap.

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