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Heaven is For Real to shoot in Winnipeg, looking for lead child role

A Sony Pictures movie to be shot in Winnipeg this summer is looking for one of its lead roles.

"Heaven is For Real," based on the best-selling book of the same name, is looking for a boy to play the role of Colton, a youngster who has a near-death experience.

"Although terrified when he's taken in for surgery, he emerges as a calm, comfortable, self-assured little boy who casually offers up his observations of Heaven," says the press release for the casting call.

Oscar-nominated actor Greg Kinnear has reportedly been tapped for the role of Colton's father, but that has not been officially announced.

Producers are looking for a white male, 5-8 years old. No acting experience is required and the open casting call will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. For more information, contact Jim Heber Casting at

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