UPDATE: If this sounded too good to be true, that's because it is. The movie is actually an April Fools' prank that we, and several other publications, fell for. We regret the error.

Dirty Harry is bringing Stompin' Tom Connors to the big screen. And he's taking Shania Twain with him.

Clint Eastwood, the 83-year-old actor/director behind "Million Dollar Baby" and "Mystic River," will helm "The Ballad Of Stompin’ Tom," a biopic about the iconic Canadian country singer who died recently at age 77.

Playing Connors will be Australian actor Bryan Brown, whose recent works include made-for-TV movies "Spring Break Shark Attack" and "Revenge Of The Middle Aged Woman." Shania Twain will play Connors' wife Lena Welsh.

Eastwood, who apparently first discovered the Stomper when he was researching music for his 1982 film "Honkytonk Man," was a keen Connors fan.

“Connors was a true original. Canada’s troubadour,” Eastwood told The Hollywood Reporter. “He sang about the everyday Canadian experience in the same way Woody Guthrie sang about the American experience.”

According to a report in Broadway World, Romeo Dallaire, the Canadian senator and former commander of United Nations peacekeeping missions in Rwanda, will make a cameo in the film.

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  • 1970

    Album cover from <em>Merry Christmas Everybody.</em>

  • 1971

    Album cover from <em>Live at the Horseshoe</em>

  • 1998

    Album cover from <em>25 of the Best Stompin' Tom Souvenirs.</em>

  • 2000

    Stompin' Tom and Donald Sutherland share a laugh at the Governor General Performing Arts Awards.

  • 2002

    Stompin' Tom performing at Rideau Hall.

  • 2008

    Performing at the NHL Awards.

  • 2008

    Performing at the NHL Awards.

  • 2009

    Stompin' Tom before the SOCAN Awards.

  • 2009

    Hanging out with Gordon Lightfoot before the SOCAN Awards.

  • 2012

    Album cover from <em>Stompin' Tom and the Roads of Life.</em>