Meryl Streep-Julia Roberts movie open casting call location changed
BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer
Thursday, August 16, 2012
8/16/12 at 1:46 PM
Tulsa Promenade is now the venue for Saturday’s open casting call for extras for the motion picture “August: Osage County.”
A local hotel was announced as the venue earlier this week, but casting director Chris Freihofer said that a move to the mall, located at 4107 S. Yale Ave., allows those interested both more parking and accessibility.
“We want to ensure a fun, positive, comfortable experience for everyone involved, and our friends at the Promenade Mall were happy to accommodate us,” he said in a press release on Thursday.
The casting call is still scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with the production seeking a variety of people to play extras during filming, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 24 in the Pawhuska and Bartlesville areas.
“We will ask everyone to provide us with contact information and clothing sizes, and we will take everyone’s pictures,” Freihofer said. “The whole process should take less than 10 minutes.”
The casting call is looking for extras for the film, which would be non-speaking roles. All extras will be paid to appear in the film, with a cast including Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, among several other movie stars.
Filming is scheduled for eight weeks into late November. Those chosen to appear as an extra will be called on some occasions with as little as 24 to 48 hours notice before they are needed. The shooting schedule is Mondays through Fridays with no weekend filming.
“August: Osage County” is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Tulsa native Tracy Letts, who has written the screenplay for the film.
From left to right, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, stars of movie “August: Osage County," which is filming in the Pawhuska in Bartlesville areas. AP File Photos