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Oklahoma casting director will hold open call for extras for 'August: Osage County'

Oklahoma casting director Chris Freihofer said “August: Osage County” will need various extras during the first few weeks of filming. The film, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, is scheduled to shoot in Oklahoma beginning in late September.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm •  Published: August 15, 2012
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Freihofer Casting will hold an open call for extras from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Tulsa for the upcoming feature film “August: Osage County.”

The film, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, is scheduled to shoot in Oklahoma beginning in late September.

Oklahoma casting director Chris Freihofer said the film will need various extras during the first few weeks of filming. Extras will be paid to appear in the film.

“We do not need babies or toddlers, but we would like to add anyone else to our pool of possibilities,” Freihofer said.

“August: Osage County” is a drama written by Oklahoman Tracy Letts and directed by John Wells. It tells the story of the Weston family, who come together when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing. The film is based on Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

“We will ask everyone to provide us with contact information and clothing sizes, and we will take everyone's pictures. The whole process should take less than 10 minutes,” Freihofer said.

Casting decisions will be made throughout filming and those selected to appear in the film will be notified a day or two before they are needed, according to Freihofer.

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