Casting call held in Birmingham for Jackie Robinson film | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Calling all Birmingham actors! Casting directors are in the Magic City today looking for people to play extras in the film "42," a movie based on Jackie Robinson's life. The movie will be filmed in Tennessee and Alabama this year.
The movie, produced by Legendary Films, will star Harrison Ford. Brian Helgeland is the writer and director of the movie, which chronicles Robinson's "history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey," according to a press release.
The casting call is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Boutwell Auditorium Monday, April 9.
Extras must be at least 18 years old and legally able to work in the U.S. The casting company Catrett Locke Casting is specifically looking for the following:
- Casting ages 18 and over for "ALL LOOKS"- Looking for great character faces
- Baseball fans, umpires and coaches
- People with the 1940's look.
- Everyone, please come relaxed and dress In your best 1940's attire
- ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN
- Women-Dresses, oxford shoes, pumps, hats (small) vintage if they have them
- Men-Dress pants, Short Sleeve button shirts, suspenders, sport coats, dress shoes
All extra positions will be paid. Mayor William Bell attended the casting call to welcome the filmmakers to Birmingham.
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