Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Guillaume Cyr Tap Into a Sweet Heist, as Prime Video Starts Production on "The Sticky"
Executive producer and Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis confirmed to guest star in the series, produced by Blumhouse Television, Megamix, Comet Pictures, and Canadian producers Sphere Media
TORONTO - March 22, 2023 - Today, Prime Video announced the start of production on comedy series The Sticky in Quebec. Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Guillaume Cyr star in the English-language series inspired by the true story dubbed the "Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist," which made headlines around the world in 2011 when 70% of the global maple syrup supply - about $18 million (CAD) worth - was stolen. The series will film in and around Montreal with Canadian directors Michael Dowse (Goon, Stuber) and Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza, Sort of). The Sticky will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2024.
The Sticky revolves around Ruth Landry (Margo Martindale), a tough, supremely competent maple syrup farmer who's had it with being hemmed in by the polite, bureaucratic conventions native to her country's identity. Especially now that that very bureaucracy is threatening to take away everything she loves: Her farm, her comatose husband, and her right to freedom. With the help of Remy Bouchard (Guillaume Cyr), a mild-mannered security guard, and Mike Byrne (Chris Diamantopoulos), a low-level mobster, Ruth changes her fate - and transforms the future of her community - with the theft of millions of dollars' worth of maple syrup.
The Sticky is produced by Blumhouse Television, Megamix, Comet Pictures, and Sphere Media. Creators and executive producers are Brian Donovan and Ed Herro; Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer for Megamix; Jamie Lee Curtis for Comet Pictures; Josée Vallée and Bruno Dubé for Sphere Media, Inc.; Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television; and Michael Dowse. Lauren Grant serves as co-executive producer. Russell Goldman is an associate producer for Comet Pictures.
Cyr is represented by Maxime & Alexis Vanasse at MVA. Dowse is represented in the U.S. by UTA, Fourth Wall Management, and Paul Hastings, and Great North Artists Management in Toronto. Wong is represented by CAA, Aaron Brown at Avalon Management, and Great North Artists Management in Toronto.
The Sticky is part of Prime Video's continued investment in Canada, adding to the slate of Canadian Amazon Original series that includes LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?, Pendant Ce Temps en Cuisine, Nuit Blanche, Three Pines, The Kids in the Hall, The Lake, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith. Since 2015, Amazon Studios has commissioned over 25 Amazon Original series and films in Canada, including The Man in the High Castle and Upload in British Columbia; The Boys, Reacher, and The Expanse in Ontario; Tales from the Loop in Manitoba; as well as parts of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and The Voyeurs in Quebec.
The Sticky will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and around the world in the Prime Video catalog, including hits Amazon Originals like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Shotgun Wedding, and more.
Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of The Sticky, anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and stream online. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Canada at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just CAD$ 99/year or CAD$ 9.99/month (plus applicable taxes), new customers can find out more at www.primevideo.com and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in horror. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $5 billion. In film, the company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like the box-office juggernaut M3GAN; Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. This year, the company has David Gordon Green's The Exorcist and Chris Weitz's film They Listen slated for a theatrical release. The television company operates in genre and provocative programming through acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as the upcoming series The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; the upcoming original series The Sticky, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis for Amazon; The Jinx for HBO; Our Father for Netflix; and the lauded Showtime series The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, among others. The company also produces streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for MGM+.
Helmed by writer/director Jonathan Levine and producer Gillian Bohrer, Megamix recently renewed their first-look film and TV deal with Lionsgate. The production company just premiered Scrambled, their first feature under the deal, at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival, and are also overseeing the studio's sequel to Dirty Dancing, with Jennifer Grey attached to star. Megamix has projects in development at Warner Brothers, Universal, Sony, Netflix and Amazon.
Levine, whose recent directing credits include the pilot of Hulu's hit series Tell Me Lies and all eight episodes of the network's most watched original show, Nine Perfect Strangers, first garnered attention with the 2008 Sundance award-winning coming-of-age comedy, The Wackness, which he both wrote and directed. His other credits include the Golden Globe-nominated 50/50, Long Shot, starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and Warm Bodies. Bohrer, who met Levine while working on Warm Bodies, previously spent over a decade as a studio executive at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate, where she oversaw such films as the Twilight series, Oscar-winner La La Land, the sleeper hit Wonder, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
About Comet Pictures:
Founded by Jamie Lee Curtis in 2019, Comet Pictures is a film, television and podcast production company that has a first-look deal with Blumhouse. Comet's projects in the works include: Scarpetta, a Prime Video series based on Patricia Cornwell's best-selling novels about forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta; a feature film adaptation of the biography 'Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire' by Lizzie Johnson. Mother Nature, an eco-horror film that Curtis will direct and co-wrote with Russell Goldman, who also serves as the head of development Comet Pictures, based on the forthcoming graphic novel written by Curtis and Goldman and illustrated by Karl Stevens; a feature adaptation of the horror short Return to Sender, written and directed by Goldman. They produced three seasons of the best-selling Audible scripted comedy/mystery podcast Letters From Camp, written by Boco Haft. Curtis is also the founder and CEO of the website MY HAND IN YOURS, which is a charitable organization that offers comfort and celebration items with 100% of all proceeds being donated directly to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, an organization Curtis has been long associated with.
About Sphere Media:
Sphere Media captivates viewers with its drama series and comedies, which reach diverse audiences through major broadcasters in Canada and around the world. It creates and produces this content and also distributes its television products. Its strength resides in the talent of the artists who place their trust in Sphere Media to tell their stories. That is why it has garnered many successes and honours, including numerous Canadian Screen Awards and Gémeaux awards for best series. Among its most acclaimed productions are series like Sort Of (winner of 3 CSAs and numerous international awards - including a Peabody award), Transplant (named best drama series at the CSAs in 2021 and 2022), The Porter, Trickster, Cardinal, 19-2 (nominated at the International Emmys for best drama) and, in French, Les Honorables, Aller simple, Cerebrum and Épidémie. The Sphere Media brand belongs to Sphere, a Canadian film and television industry leader with offices in Montréal, Toronto and Ottawa.
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