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Open house, auditions for Hollywood movie to be filmed in Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod residents will learn more Thursday, March 21 about a Hollywood movie being filmed here this spring.
The Town of Fort Macleod is holding an open house about the film Let Him Go from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.
A member of the Let Him Go production team will be at the open house to answer questions about filming of the movie in April and May.
Audtions for extras in Let Him Go will take place Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the community hall.
Council received an update on the movie during its March 11 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.
Town of Fort Macleod chief administrative officer Sue Keenan told council she was to meet with the Let Him Go production manager last week.
“It’s a great opportunity for us,” Keenan said.
Let Him Go will be filmed from April 5 to May 17 in southern Alberta.
The Web site for Focus Features describes the plot of Let Him Go as involving a retired Montana sheriff (Kevin Costner) and his wife (Diane Lane) attempting to rescue their grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson.
When they discover the family has no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret fight for their family.
At the March 11 meeting, Keenan also told council a company from Holland is finalizing plans to film the TV show Ultimate Forces Challenge in Fort Macleod and southern Alberta.
The physical competition show is to be filmed in late spring or summer.
“I think it’s going to create an economic opportunity for Fort Macleod,” Keenan said.
A Fort Macleod committee has been struck to work with the Dutch company.
“There are some really good people on it,” Keenan said.