MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Actors Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson are in the Twin Cities this week filming a feature-length movie.
Called "Wooly Boys," the film is scheduled to open at the annual Cannes Film Festival in France, which begins May 9, 2001.
The movie stars Peter Fonda as a sheepherder in the North Dakota badlands and Kris Kristofferson as his cantankerous friend. Facing failing health, Fonda's character is tricked into traveling to Minneapolis by his estranged daughter for treatment, where he reconnects with his teen-age grandson.
The story centers around Kristofferson's efforts to break his friend free from the city hospital to give him some dignity in his final days.
Shooting in southwestern North Dakota began Sept. 18 and wrapped up Oct. 10. Filming in Minneapolis began Sunday and will conclude this coming Sunday.
One of Fonda's better-known roles was alongside actor Dennis Hopper in the 1969 film "Easy Rider," in which Hopper and Fonda played two misfits who were riding their motorcycles from California to New Orleans.
Kristofferson has appeared in a number of films, and is also known as a songwriter and musician, credited with "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make It Through The Night."
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