SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy “Our Brand Is Crisis,” in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.
A casting call is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1p7cU8g) background actors are being sought to portray Bolivian men and women of all ages. Specifically, the production is looking for those who have a Hispanic and Native American look.
The Warner Bros.-backed “Our Brand Is Crisis” is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name and focuses on the exporting of American political strategies to South America. It’s being produced by Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov, who also produced 2012’s Oscar-winning “Argo.”
The script is being penned by “Men Who Stare at Goats” screenwriter Peter Straughan. Shooting is expected to begin Sept. 29 and continue through October and early November.
Those interested should bring documents necessary for filling out an IRS I-9 form. All applicants will be photographed on-site, “so please dress as you would like to be seen by the director and producers of the movie,” according to a recent casting advisory.
Registration is expected to last from an hour and a half to two hours.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com