‘Virginia’ needs more extras – open casting nets locals

October 20th, 2009 at 8:16 am by under Entertainment

“What’s Wrong With Virginia” needs more local extras for South Haven scene

Michigan Casting Services is looking for as many people as possible on Monday, October 26th to create a crowd for a beach boardwalk scene in the movie “What’s Wrong With Virginia” starring Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan and Harrison Gilbertson.

The opportunity is open to anyone interested in participating.  Filming will take place on October 26 in South Haven, Michigan, weather permitting.   To register and to get more information, go to www.TicTockStudios.com and click on “Casting”.

Requirements for extras on the day of filming:
- Flexibility with time and schedule
- Willingness to stay for the entire shoot (up to 12 hours)
- Prepared to withstand possible cold temperatures. 
- You will be required to come in summer attire (warmer clothes may be worn over the summer attire when not filming)
- Under 18 years of age needs parent/guardian permission

The film is written and directed by Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) and is produced by TicTock Studios of Holland.

In August, Michigan Casting Services held an open casting call and nearly 1,000 people were interviewed for a wide range of roles including speaking roles, stand-ins, and extras.   150 people received a call back to audition for roles big and small.  18 people were hired for speaking roles, 35 were hired as recurring background actors, and another 34 were hired as stand-ins.

Those include Dan Waterhouse of Holland, cast as Officer Lee, who is Sheriff Tipton’s (Ed Harris), right hand man.  Kevin Brown, a truck driver from Galesburg was cast as Jerry, the husband of
Betty (Carrie Preston) and neighbor of Virginia (Jennifer Connelly).   Jack Rutledge, a retired resident of Lowell was cast as the security guard at a bank that Virginia tries to rob.    In a supporting
role, Paul Walter Hauser of Hemlock was cast as Dale, the best friend of the lead character Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson).

Previous stories about “What’s Wrong with Virginia”:
9/17/09: Location scouting for “What’s Wrong with Virginia” house
8/11/09: Casting change, open casting call for “What’s Wrong with Virginia”
5/18/09: “What’s Wrong with Virginia” coming to Michigan


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4 Responses to “‘Virginia’ needs more extras – open casting nets locals”

  1. jasmine says:

    I think that this is a perfect opportunities for freshers.It might become a chance for starting your careers.

  2. Robert A Melton Jr says:

    Where are the extras meeeting monday?

  3. sani says:

    “What’s Wrong With Virginia” will may be the first break of many of young actor or actress.The opportunity is open to anyone interested in participating. Filming will take place on October 26 in South Haven, Michigan, weather permitting.
    hope ,perticipants will enjoy.

  4. dani says:

    it has very good chance to new comer to show their face in screen for the first time because there are no fear to acting.organiser announced that 1000 people hahe to run.

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