“Lean on Pete” is a star-studded movie full of Portland ties and it's getting glowing reviews from critics.
The film is based on a book of the same name by local author Willy Vlautin and tells the story of fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson who moves to Portland and takes a summer job with horse trainer and befriends a racehorse named Lean on Pete.
MORE spoke with director Andrew Haigh about the movie, which was filmed in Portland and Burns.
The upcoming made-in-Oregon movie @LeanOnPeteMovie from @A24 hits Portland theaters 4/20...but we're getting a sneak peak with award-winning director Andrew Haigh this morning on @MoreGDO @oregonfilm #GreatMovie https://t.co/cDnFHppetq— Stephanie Kralevich (@StephKralevich) March 2, 2018
“Lean on Pete” stars Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel and Steve Buscemi and opens in the Portland area April 20.
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