CTV News Winnipeg
Published Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:43PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:51PM CST
Beausejour, Man., got a Hollywood takeover on Thursday – and residents are loving every minute of it.
Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’ filmed a parade scene in the Manitoba town located northeast of Winnipeg.
CTV News learned that locals got to take part in the movie shoot by filling in as extras, and that another scene was shot at a baseball diamond.
In June, the movie gave La Salle, Man., a retro makeover because the scenes were set in the 1980s. CTV News reported that a number of older cars and trucks could be seen on Rue Principale.
“Flag Day,’ which Penn is directing is based on Jennifer Vogel’s ’s non-fiction book about her father, ‘Flim-Flam Man’ and stars Penn, his children Dylan and Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.
The film is scheduled to continue shooting in Winnipeg and surrounding areas until August.
– With files from and photos by CTV’s Jason Gaidola