05/27/2014 08:40 EDT | Updated 05/27/2014 08:59 EDT

Taylor Kitsch's 'The Grand Seduction' Hitting The Big Screen

Kelowna actor Taylor Kitsch is heading back to the big screen with the release of "The Grand Seduction."

The film is an English version of the 2003 Quebec hit of the same name. It stars Kitsch, best known for his role as Tim Riggins on "Friday Night Lights," as a doctor whom residents of a rural Newfoundland town try to seduce him into moving there. It also stars Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent and was directed by Don McKellar.

McKellar said that Kitsch being from Canada's most western province is part of what made him so right for the part of the big city doctor.

"He's from B.C., he's much more laid-back," he told Moviefone Canada. "He's much fitter than anyone in Newfoundland. Maybe someone will challenge me on that. But he looks like he's from a big city, and that's the part. There's something almost immediately comic about seeing him wandering through those rocky cliffs."

The movie opens in theatres Friday.

Watch the video above for more on "The Grand Seduction."

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