Think you oughta be in pictures?
On January 24 and 25, producers will be recruiting extras for the new movie Up In The Air, starring George Clooney, to be filmed around St. Louis in March and April. It is expected that up to 2,100 adults will be chosen for the minimum-age gig.
The casting call will take place at the Crestwood Court Mall on Watson Road. The hours are Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, January 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Further details and a downloadable application form are available from the Missouri Film Commission website at www.mofilm.org.
Applicants should bring the form, a recent color snapshot and a pen. No acting experience or special clothing is necessary, but applicants must be over 18.
Joni Tackette, the St. Louis-based casting director, said that successful applicants will be notified in February. She said that those who are chosen will earn $56.40 for an eight-hour day and that overtime is likely.
Tackette cautioned that being a movie extra can be tedious. It's like jury duty, but with a chance to be on camera, she said.
Much of the shooting will take place at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
In Up in the Air, Clooney plays a man who travels around the country to terminate corporate employees. The director is Jason Reitman, whose previous film was the Oscar-nominated comedy Juno.
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