Academy Award-winning actor, Sean Penn, is set to direct his latest film in Winnipeg this summer.

Winnipeg’s Buffalo Gal Pictures said it’s looking to cast child actors to be part of the production.

Penn will direct the feature based on Jennifer Vogel’s true-story book about her father, “Flim-Flam Man”.

The production company says shooting will take place in May.

Auditions are set to begin on March 20.