The series depicting the epic early American journey of Meriwether Lewis (Casey Affleck) and William Clark (Matthias Schoenaerts) is back on schedule, Deadline reports. In early August production was halted due to “creative” and “weather-related” reasons, and director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy were taken off the project.
Now it is set to resume filming in the spring in Calgary with the original cast, though this Plan B, Playtone and Class 5 co-production is still shopping for a director. Curran was to be HBO’s latest filmmaker turned television-maker. HBO has tussled with uncompromising filmmakers before, including most recently David Fincher, who had a rash of projects fall off the network.
Playtone, Plan B and Class 5 produce, with Michelle Ashford, Curran and Edward Norton as writers. Executive producers are Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig.