Jean-Pierre Jeunet Shooting Next Film In Alberta and Quebec

The 3D adaptation of the Reif Larsen novel "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet" will shoot in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies, in Montreal and in Washington, D.C.

TORONTO - French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) is making his next movie in Alberta and Quebec in mid-2012, and will shoot the feature entirely in 3D.

The adaptation of Reif Larsen’s 2009 novel The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet from French producer Gaumont portrays a 12-year-old boy making a cross-country trek from Montana to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and discovering a secret family history on the way.

Location scouts made their way across Alberta and Quebec in October and November and Jeunet eventually selected a ranch in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies near Calgary as a rural locale for the 3D movie shoot.

Filming will take place from July to October 2012 in Alberta and Montreal, with a second unit going to Washington D.C.

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet is structured as a Canada-French coproduction between Suzanne Girard of Montreal-based BBR-Filmarto, Frederic Brillion and Gilles Legrand of Paris-based Epithete, Jeunet’s Tapioca shingle and Francis Boespflug for Gaumont.

Post-production on the film will take place in France ahead of a theatrical release in summer 2013.

Lucie Robitaille (Incendies, Source Code) is casting of the film’s leads, including T.S. Spivet, the young boy, his mother and father and the director of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Jeunet and long-time writing partner Guillaume Laurant adapted the novel for the big screen.

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