Road Trip with Richard Dreyfuss & Tatiana Maslany
Opening April 4th in Toronto and Vancouver, the new film Cas & Dylan takes viewers on a heartwarming and life changing journey. In the film, legendary star and Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss plays Dr. Cas Pepper, a 61-year-old self-proclaimed loner who’s decided to leave everything behind and set out on one last epic road trip. But when Cas reluctantly agrees to give Dylan, a 22-year-old social misfit (played by rising star Tatiana Maslany) a very short lift home, his idyllic journey is quickly turned upside down. The pair inadvertently strike Dylan’s angry boyfriend with the car, and find themselves on the lam – and suddenly Cas’s solo one-way trip out West isn’t so solo. The odd couple finds themselves initially bickering over everything. Cas just wants some peace and quiet – which is exactly what the free-spirited and talkative Dylan can’t provide. She also insists on knowing why he’s driving across the country – and Cas finally admits that he is terminally ill and this is going to be his last trip. Dylan meanwhile, is an aspiring writer who hopes to get her big break with an editor in Vancouver. Eventually, as the miles go past, the two opposites come to realize that they have a lot to learn from each other – and also a lot to give.
CAS & DYLAN marks the narrative feature film directorial debut for Vancouver’s own Jason Priestley, and with its mix of humour and real emotion, the film calls to mind great hit road movies like Little Miss Sunshine and Sideways.
CAS & DYLAN has already begun charming critics and audiences alike on the film festival circuit, having played at the Whistler, Atlantic, and Victoria Film Festivals. The brilliant performances from both Dreyfuss and Maslany are “laced with wonderful moments of humour and heartbreaking moments of tenderness,” said FTN Film Blog. Nominated for a prestigious Canadian Screen Award for her performance, Maslany has been described as “practically incandescent,” while “Richard Dreyfuss delivers his best performance in decades” (FTN Film Blog). Director Jason Priestley has shaped a touching and memorable story, and viewers will love to come along for the ride. And the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s scenic West serves as the perfect backdrop for this tale of unlikely friendship.