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Jack Layton Biopic to Premiere March 10

January 27, 2013 9:50 AM | Entertainment

Jack Layton Biopic

Sook-Yin Lee and Rick Roberts in “JACK.” (CBC / HANDOUT)

The biopic of late NDP leader Jack Layton will premiere on Sunday, March 10.

CBC set the debut date for the made-for-TV film earlier this week, which chronicles the life of Layton as he runs a historic election campaign while battling cancer.

“JACK” stars veteran actor and Gemini-nominee Rick Roberts as Layton, and actress Sook-Yin Lee as Layton’s wife and NDP MP Olivia Chow.

“The film delves into the captivating love story between Layton and Chow and offers viewers a look inside the public and personal life of the famed politician,” the network said in a release.

Scenes of the film were shot across Canada, including in Winnipeg last August when Chow visited the set.

“JACK” will air at 8 p.m.

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