The meter’s officially running on “Dr. Cabbie,” the latest film from “Breakaway” writer/star Vinay Virmani and Quebecois director Jean-Francois Pouliot.
About a young Indian doctor who immigrates to Canada only to discover his degree isn’t recognized, the film stars Virmani as Deepak, who finds another way to put his medical skills to good use: open a mobile clinic out of the back of a cab. And with shooting currently underway in and around Toronto, Moviefone Canada was able to go behind the scenes and visit the set, where we caught up with the cast and crew to uncover more details about the upcoming comedy.
Pouliot was just as excited about his actors, saying, “Adrianne Palicki, never would’ve thought that we would’ve been able to get a star like that. And Rizwan [Manji] and Kunal, I mean, all these guys … they’re comedic machines, they have a sense of timing that’s amazing.”
Fresh off “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and playing Deepak’s love interest Natalie, it was that comedic element that drew Palicki, who said, “The fact that you just have this really earnest character who’s doing these things that are kind of ridiculous keeps it light and funny. And then you have characters like Kunal’s character, Tony, who’s just an idiot. They just keep you laughing the entire movie.”
The movie is set to release later this year.