April 30, 2014 8:03 am

Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin to shoot film in B.C.

Zooey Deschanel and Anton Yelchin will star in 'The Driftless Area.'

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TORONTO — Zooey Deschanel and Anton Yelchin are spending a month in Vancouver as stars of the feature film The Driftless Area.

The dark comedy, based upon the 2006 book of the same name by Tom Drury, will be shot in B.C. from mid-May to mid-June.

The Driftless Area is the first feature project for director Zachary Sluser.

Yelchin plays bartender Pierre Hunter, who returns to his hometown following the death of his parents and falls in love with a mysterious woman named Stella Rosmarin (Deschanel).

Along the way, he takes on a dangerous criminal, played by John Hawkes (Lincoln).

Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) are also in the cast.

Deschanel stars in the TV series New Girl and her list of film credits include Our Idiot Brother, (500) Days of Summer and the 2007 made-in-Alberta film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Yelchin, who played Chekov in 2009’s Star Trek and last year’s sequel, is also the voice of Clumsy Smurf in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2. He played the titular character in the 2007 made-in-Toronto comedy Charlie Bartlett.

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