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Casting Extras in Georgia for Melissa McCarthy Movie

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The movie is ‘Michelle Darnell’ and they are looking for extras in an upcoming shoot for the upcoming Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, Identity Thief) feature.  The film has been written and directed by Ben Falcone of ‘Tammy’ and ‘The Looney Tunes Show’ fame.  The movie will also star such greats as Oscar winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Titanic), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Kristen Bell (House of Lies, Frozen) just to name a few.  The Continue reading Casting Extras in Georgia for Melissa McCarthy Movie

Sony Announces another Ghostbusters Movie, But This Time a Male Cast

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After news of a ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel that is to feature 4 female leads Sony has announced that a second ‘Ghostbusters’ movie is also coming to the big screen featuring a set of male leads.  It appears that Sony wants to expand the ‘Ghostbusters’ universe much the same way they have done for the Marvel universe.  This edition of this ‘Ghostbusters,’ it seems, is simply there to do just that as Sony has expressed interest in cartoons and video games as well to further grow the brand.  That being said, I think it would be safe to assume that we have seen the last of the original characters from a Continue reading Sony Announces another Ghostbusters Movie, But This Time a Male Cast

Extras Sought in Columbus, OH for Upcoming John Travolta Movie

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‘I Am Wrath’ is the title of the upcoming Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) movie is looking for extras. ‘I Am Wrath’ is an independent film that will be directed by Chuck Russell (Eraser, The Mask) and has been penned by French writer Yvan Gauthier.  The film is based around a man who lashes out at corrupt cops who fail to solve his wife’s murder.  The production crew is searching for at least 500 extras for the film and shooting begins March 11th.  In the casting call the casting directors have asked for a height, weight, waist size and a photo (preferably head to toe).  Photos and other solicited materials to wrathextrasohio@gmail.com.  All applicants must have reliable transportation and filming is could last up to three weeks.  Furthermore the crew is looking for background automobiles for filming.  Submissions for this category can be sent to columbuspicturecars@gmail.com.  The movie will be primarily filmed in Columbus and surrounding areas. For more information visit here

Deadpool Movie Looking to Cast Lead Roles

 

movie-paperThe long awaited film about the “merc with a mouth” is finally starting to take shape and begin filming in Vancouver, enter the Deadpool movie.  The film will star Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, The Proposal) as Deadpool, a character that was first introduced in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  The film will also star Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) as the character Angel Dust and T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Big Hero 6).  It has been written by the same minds that brought us Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick) and will be directed by relative newcomer Tim Miller.

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The Fine Line of Being an Extra

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Being an extra is a great fun and a wonderful experience.  It gives you the opportunity to mingle with famous people and gain experience in the industry by seeing how everything works.  But whether it involves a local commercial or lands you on the silver-screen there is a level of professionalism that is demanded as one extra found out.  On the set of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice one extra discovered some confidential information and is now facing some serious financial consequences.  After divulging some key plot information to a local news station, WILX-10 in Lansing, MI, Warner Bros. studios has seen fit to suit the extra to the tune of $5 million.

It is my personal opinion that this is a bit of a hefty fine to dole out to “Mr. Joe Extra.”  But it does go to show you how serious that the studio takes the secrecy of the plot of their upcoming films.  It’s easy to find out what the extra had to say about the upcoming summer blockbuster and, at least to me, it doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal.  There isn’t a whole lot of the plot divulged and possibly one character exposed, but that is it.  Hardly $5 million worth of information.

Still this shows how serious that the studios are to secure their story lines and secrets.  And goes to show you how they expect a level of professionalism from EVERYONE on set.

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