Wednesday, January 6
Co-written by Danny Schur and Rick Chafe (who wrote the original musical and collaborated on the script), Strike! is set against the backdrop of the 1919 general strike in Winnipeg in Canada. Barks is to play Rebecca Almazoff, a Jewish woman who begins an illicit affair with a Catholic man as the industrial action rages.
Director Joseph Novak is plannning aiming to start shooting this summer with Steven Page, a founder member of Canadian group the Barenaked Ladies and actor Alan Doyle also attached to work on the film.
Barks will also be seen in Bitter Harvest and A Hundred Streets: both of which should be out this year.