There may be some star sightings as work began this week in the valley on the Diane Lane and Kevin Costner thriller, Let Him Go.
Southern Alberta has been abuzz with news of the feature starring Lane and Costner shooting in various communities throughout the province including Didsbury, Fort MacLeod and now the Drumheller Valley.
On Monday, April 22 the film crew set up camp in the Dorothy area and were shooting near East Coulee. John Barry Graham has been working with a crew on locations.
He says the film is set in 1963 and is the story of a retired sheriff and his wife who left their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family in the Dakotas.
Graham said on Tuesday and Wednesday they were slated to be shooting at the Historic Graham Ranch near East Coulee.
“They are bringing some saddle horses out and shooting on the point above the valley from Picture Coulee,” he explained. “They are going to have 180 to 200 people out there.”
He adds he believes the film has a $17 million budget.
Later this week crews are expected to be in downtown Drumheller. The Drumheller Legion is asking patrons not to park alongside their building for a film shooting. Further, the Town of Drumheller posted a notice the crew will be working mainly on Centre Street, North of 3rd Ave and 1st W North of 3rd Ave. There will be some road closures.
Graham says he is seeing the excitement from the shooting and it is good for small communities and says there are more major projects that may be in Drumheller later this summer.