A casting call will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29 for extras for a major Hollywood movie being shot in Fort Macleod.
Extras to play townsfolk and stiltwalkers are needed for scenes in “The Young and Prodigious Spivet.”
The casting call is from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod.
The extras are needed for scenes to be shot in Fort Macleod on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Scenes from “The Young and Prodigious Spivet” will be shot in Fort Macleod on Sunday, Sept. 2. Extras have already been cast.
A section of Main Street between Second and Third avenues will be closed shortly before sunset on Sunday, with production continuing into the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 3.
Kyle Catlett stars as 12-year-old T.S. Spivet, a boy growing up on a ranch in Montana who invents a perpetual motion machine and sends the plans to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington without revealing his identity.
The movie is about the boy’s travels by train from the ranch in Montana to Washington, D.C.
The movie also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Kathy Bates and Canadian character actor Callum Keith Rennie.
Fort Macleod will stand in for Montana in “The Young and Prodigious Spivet.”
Scenes will also be shot in Pincher Creek and Lethbridge.
The production crew will take over a ranch near Pincher Creek for scenes at the home of T.S. Spivet, and the high level bridge and Southminster United Chuch in Lethbridge are expected to provide the setting for other scenes.
Other scenes will be shot in Montreal, Chicago and Washington.
The movie is based on the 2009 book “The Collected Works of T.S. Spivet” by writer Reif Larsen.
Oscar-nominated French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet, whose credits include “Delicatessen,” “City of Lost Children,” “Alien: Resurrection,” and “Amélie,” will direct.