FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – If you’re looking to break into the movie biz, maybe you should be “Looking for Alaska.”
The film, based on the novel by John Green, is shooting in Metro Detroit this fall — and directors are looking for paid extras during an open casting call this weekend.READ MORE: Michigan Gas Prices Increase 19 Cents Ahead Of Memorial Day
Producers are looking for both men and women of all ethnicities, who look “high school age” from 18 to 22. Men should be clean-shaven. All candidates must bring a valid photo ID.
If you want to be considered for basketball playing scenes and are skilled at basketball, come dressed for sports and prepared to do drills to demonstrate your skill.
Producers are also looking to rent several late 1980s to early 1990s automobiles that are registered, insured, in good shape and good driving condition. Owners who would be interested in renting their vehicle for the film production should bring color photos of vehicle with contact info.READ MORE: Family Of Justin Shilling Files Lawsuit Against Oxford Schools
People who are interested should show up at the Costick Activity Center on 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 30.
Names of prospective extras will be entered into the database of Ryan Hill, a casting agency in Detroit for films and commercials. Application requires taking pictures of actor along with other relevant information, such as availability for shoot dates.
If you can’t make the casting call, you can still submit an application. Just send an email including a professional photo, name and your contact info to RyanHillCasting@gmail.com with “LFA Extras” or “LFA Vehicles” in subject line.MORE NEWS: Data: Michigan Sees Decrease In Evictions In 2021, But Many Residents Struggle To Find Homes
“Looking for Alaska,” is based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author John Green. Directed by Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children), the NY Times best-seller is being adapted for the screen by “The Fault in Our Stars” screenwriters Scott Neutadter & Michael H. Weber. “Looking for Alaska” is produced by Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (“Paper Towns,” “Fault in Our Stars”), along with Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky (“500 Days of Summer”).