The independent film is currently filming in Toronto and co-stars Nina Dobrev and Scott Speedman. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie follows a reporter played by Ben Platt, who attempts to expose a scandal involving a mayor. Dobrev will play one of the mayor’s aides, who struggles to keep his wild exploits quiet.
Ford, who was elected mayor of Toronto twice, was the subject of controversy during his second term, especially after Toronto Star reporters claimed they’d seen a cell phone video showing Ford smoking crack cocaine. Although Ford denied it at first, he eventually admitted to being in the video and checked into rehab for substance abuse.
Ford was diagnosed with cancer in September 2014 when a massive tumor was found in his abdomen. He underwent chemotherapy, but passed away in March 2016 at the age of 46. ~Alexandra Heilbron