SEAN PENN WILL BE DIRECTING A MOVIE IN WINNIPEG

Penn has won Academy Awards for his roles in the movies "Milk" and "Mystic River" and has directed other films.

Sean Penn (Photo by Axelle Woussen)

WINNIPEG – Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sean Penn will be directing a movie in Winnipeg this summer.

Buffalo Gal Pictures, an independent production company, put out a casting call on Tuesday for child actors for the feature film.

The movie is about a father who lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to support his daughter.

It’s based on a non-fiction book by Jennifer Vogel called “Flim-Flam Man” about her father.

Penn has won Academy Awards for his roles in the movies “Milk” and “Mystic River” and has directed other films.

Manitoba’s film and video production tax credit recently received a boost in funding to $31.5 million from $16 million in the province’s budget.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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