|James Van Der Beek|
PopGoesTheNews.com • James Van Der Beek, who moved away from Dawson's Creek years ago, is now on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The 34-year-old actor is in the province starring in Salem Falls, a movie for U.S. cable channel Lifetime based on the 2001 novel by Jodi Picoult. He's sharing the small screen with local actress Sarah Carter (of the made-in-T.O. series Falling Skies) and AJ Michalka (Super 8, Lovely Bones).
Van Der Beek is the third Dawson's Creek star to work in Toronto in the last two years: Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams were in the city last summer making the miniseries The Kennedys and the movie Take This Waltz respectively. (The University of Toronto sued the producers of his 1999 film Varsity Blues for using the name of its team and received a settlement that reportedly included the creation of athletic scholarships.)
Another Lifetime movie shooting in Toronto this summer is Secrets of Eden, based on Chris Bohjalian's bestseller of the same name. Casting details have not been released.