Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Will Smith movie NOW CASTING
A new movie starring Will Smith will start filming in October, and you have a chance to score a role.
Men who are between the ages of 18 and 30 and have football experience are needed as paid extras in the yet-to-be-named movie. Current high school or college football players are not eligible.
A casting call is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at Bethel Park High School. Anyone who's interested should show up with cleats and athletic wear for running drills. If hired, the pay is $250 for one rehearsal day and $400 for one day of filming.
More men and women of at least age 18 are needed as background extras to play the following types of roles:
- Ballroom attendees
- Office types
- Pro football administration
- Pittsburgh pro football fans
- Dance club patrons
- Men who appear to be ex-football players in their 30s-50s (tall, bigger build)
- African-American church congregation
Go to movieextraspittsburgh.com for full details about tryouts and online registration to be an extra.
The movie is about NFL players and head injuries, and is based on a story called "Game Brain" that appeared in GQ magazine in 2009. Smith will play Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former Allegheny County forensic pathologist who was the first to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a pro football player.