Open casting call to be held in Selma; 500 extras needed

Vice President Joe Biden and other lawmakers leads a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2013. They were commemorating the 48th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police officers beat marchers when they crossed the bridge on a march from Selma to Montgomery. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

SELMA, Ala. (WIAT) – If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in a movie, Paramount Pictures and Selma Productions Inc. may have the perfect opportunity.

Five hundred extras are needed for a film being shot in Selma by the same name. The movie stars David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It details the historic March from Selma to Montgomery.

An open casting call is set for 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 10 at John Abernathy Auditorium.

Filming in Selma will begin June 23 and last through June 26, with an additional shoot in Montgomery on June 27.

Those who wish to attend the open casting call must be 17 to 70 years old and should bring a valid photo ID, a recent photo, must be eligible to work in the United States, be African American or Caucasian, able to work 12 to 14 hours in vintage wardrobe and able to attend a wardrobe fitting in Selma on any day between June 17 and June 20.

Those chosen to serve as extras will be paid $64 for eight hours of work.

Filming will take place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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