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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