Thunder Bay-born actor Kevin Durand gets wild in northern Ontario for new movie

A Hollywood actor originally from Thunder Bay, Ont. returned to the north to learn some lessons about trapping wildlife for his latest film.

Hollywood star from Thunder Bay learns about trapping wildlife for his new film

Trapper Tom McClelland was hired as wildlife consultant to teach actor Kevin Durand about bush life for his new film 'Mean Dreams.' (Tom McClelland)

It's not often that the Hollywood film industry comes north, but a production has been filming in the Sault Ste. Marie area that has strong connections to northwestern Ontario.

Actor Kevin Durand who was born in Thunder Bay, is a character in the film Mean Dreams.

Film producers hired trapper Tom McClelland to teach Durand some bush lessons for his role in the movie.

Listen in as outdoors columnist Gord Ellis tells CBC host Lisa Laco how a Hollywood star learned about some of the wilder aspects of life in the north, for his new thriller.

Actor Kevin Durand is originally from Thunder Bay, Ont. He returned to northern Ontario to learn about life in the bush for his new film 'Mean Dreams.' (Supplied)