Friday, March 20, 2009

MOVIE CASTING:: WARRIOR

Extras of all ages and types are needed for "Warrior," a film that begins shooting April 22 in Pittsburgh.
The film, from Lionsgate, stars Nick Nolte as a Vietnam vet and alcoholic ex-boxer who alienated his family through his drinking. He re-establishes an uneasy relationship with his estranged younger son, played by English actor Tom Hardy ("Rocknrolla"), who returns home to compete in an ultimate fighting tournament. Nolte trains Hardy for the match, which brings him into conflict with Nolte's other son, played by Australian Joel Edgerton ("The Truth About Men").
Parts of the film are set in Pittsburgh, says extras casting director Lissa Brennan.
Extras will be paid $100** for 12 hours for each day of shooting.   As many as 11,000 people will be needed to play spectators in scenes depicting an ultimate fighting match. The scenes will be shot in the Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.
Filming is expected to last into July.
"There's 67 shooting days," Brennan says. "We're going to have days where we only need 10 to 15 people. We're going to have several days where we need 1,000."
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Candidates will receive an automatic e-mail response and will be entered into the extras database, Brennan says. They'll be notified what days they'll be needed.
"Warrior" is directed by Gavin O'Connor, who co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Tambakis.
It's budgeted at more than $20 million, Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer says. "We're thrilled to welcome Lionsgate back for the third time," Keezer says.
Last year, Lionsgate filmed the horror film remake "My Bloody Valentine 3D" and "The Kill Point," a miniseries for Spike TV, in the region.
 
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