Photograph by: GABRIEL BOUYS , Calgary Herald
The big-budgeted Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt-produced miniseries Lewis and Clark has temporarily shut down production after shooting in Alberta for nearly two months.
The miniseries, which began shooting in various locations in southern Alberta in mid-June, stars Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts and tells the story of the famous American explorers. The director and director of photography have reportedly left the production for “creative reasons.”
The industry website, Deadline, first reported the news on Monday, citing both “external and internal” reasons for the move.
HBO sent the following statement to Deadline: “We are temporarily pausing production on the HBO miniseries Lewis And Clark. For creative reasons, director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy will be leaving the production. We will be bringing on a new director, and we plan to resume filming as soon as possible.”
Rumours that the project was headed to Alberta have circulated for years. Throughout the year, casting calls were put out in October for aboriginal actors in Edmonton, Calgary and Rocky Mountain House, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Washington.