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John Turturro to be in Buffalo filming of 'Wolfboy'

Emmy-award winning actor John Turturro will be in Buffalo in September filming the new feature "The True Adventures of Wolfboy."

Jaeden Lieberher, 14, who stars in the new adaptation of Stephen King's "It," is cast as the teen who runs away from home to find his estranged mother, according to Variety. Also in the cast: Chris Messina, Eve Hewson, Chloe Sevigny and Michelle Wilson.

Turturro - a multi-talented actor, director and writer - has been in more than 60 films including multiple movies for Spike Lee and the Coen brothers. His extensive acting resume includes "Do the Right Thing," "Jungle Fever," "The Big Lebowski, "Barton Fink" and four of the "Transformers" movies. He is nominated for an Emmy for his work in the HBO limited series "The Night Of."

Large open casting call set for 'Wolfboy' filming

"Wolfboy" is directed by Martin Krejci. The screenplay is by Olivia Dufault, who wrote the play "Year of the Rooster" and also worked on the AMC series "Preacher."

The film is from Kimberly Steward's K Period Media, the production company behind the Oscar-winning drama “Manchester by the Sea,” and is produced by Steward, Josh Godfrey, Lauren Beck, Declan Baldwin and Benjamin Blake.

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