It’s hard to say what’s going on with White Wing Enterprises’ WWI film Four Saints. Back in October, a cast, which included The Gates’ Rhona Mitra, was confirmed. Now, a quick glance at IMDB not only shows the absence of Mitra’s name, but the character, Elsie Knocker, is missing as well.
Due to funding issues, White Wing was forced to move the start of filming from November 2010 to March 2011. According to their site, it appears as though this is the reason why we’re not seeing Mitra listed in the cast.
Cast plays a part in choosing the date, as rescheduling the filming now conflicts with the availability of lead Actress Rhona Mitra. “Coordinating the schedules of an outstanding cast is always difficult,” said executive producer Steve McMichael, “given that we’ve decided to push past the holiday season and into 2011, one of the leads must be replaced, which can be a time-consuming process. It does get us past the depths of winter though, which should make for an easier shoot.”
McMichael recently told the Calgary Herald that there is a short-list to replace the previous cast. He promised some “excellent names,” but was unable to reveal them just yet. Given the absence on IMDB and reported scheduling conflicts, it appears as though Mitra will no longer be playing WWI nurse Elsie Knocker.
There’s no word on what the “scheduling conflict” could be. Another movie? Another TV show? Or maybe it’s something else entirely! Whatever it is, it’s sure to be awesome!
‘Four Saints’ is based on the true story of four nurses who defied the British army by setting up a medical station in Flanders during the First World War.