The film will shoot in three countries: the U.S., Canada and Norway. The bulk of the four-month shoot will take place in Toronto. But Payne said he will also shoot in L.A. and Omaha in April for a week apiece. Payne has homes in both cities.
Payne, who shot “Citizen Ruth,” “Election” and “About Schmidt” in the Omaha metro area, hasn’t shot a film in his hometown in more than a decade, though much of his home state was covered in “Nebraska.”
“I’m really excited about it,” he said. “I wish I were shooting more in Omaha.”
“Downsizing” is expected to be released in theaters in the final quarter of 2017.