Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Greenwood has signed to play Mike Sokolowski (based on the real life person), the immigrant everyman at the centre of the Strike! story.
In a Hollywood career that spans four decades, Canada’s Bruce Greenwood is a Screen Actors Guild-nominated actor, singer and musician with a list of over one hundred movie and TV credits that includes blockbusters like Star Trek and National Treasure, as well as the Agoyan classics The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat. Bruce is currently starring in the Fox TV drama, The Resident.
Says Greenwood, “It’s not often you get the chance to work on a project that has a contemporary resonance this specific – the fate of the unions here in North America in last twenty years, and more recently the xenophobia and protectionism that has claimed so much of the national conversation. It reminds me that ground zero for a movement, for change, can be anywhere. Without those who are willing to take a step further than the rest, without those who are willing to take great risks, we might be living lives of quiet oppression. Are we?”
Watch the short video of Strike! director Robert Adetuyi at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, shooting location of the movie. Click the image to watch.
Hollywood director, Robert Adetuyi – writer of the box office smash musical Stomp the Yard and director of musical films Bring it On and Beat the World – has signed on to direct Strike!.
Although the script is based on events which occurred nearly a century ago, Robert couldn’t help notice how the story is as current as today’s headlines. Said Adetuyi, “I found the script for Strike so relatable, so relevant to the politics of today, that as I was reading, I had to remind myself that it’s based on a true story from the early 1900s.”