Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sean Penn will direct a film to be shot in Winnipeg. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Sean Penn-directed movie to shoot in Winnipeg

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 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.

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