Want to be in a movie? Hot on the heels of filming at the Fox Theater for "Oildale" is news that a Hollywood production is looking for a few good extras.
The production team for the upcoming “The Devil Has A Name," which will be in Bakersfield filming on March 5, would like some locals to fill out a couple of key scenes.
The film is being directed by actor Edward James Olmos, who also stars in the comedy about love, life and the American Way, centered on an eccentric farmer, played by David Strathairn (“Good Night and Good Luck"), who meets the enemy of a lifetime.
Extras will be in scenes alongside stars Olmos, Strathairn, Kate Bosworth, Pablo Shreiber and Haley Joel Osment.
The first scene, referred to as "Congressman's Gala," will film at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. The description calls for people ranging in age from 30s to 70s, "country well-to-do" with a conservative look, well-dressed (sport coats and dresses) but not overly so.
"As many big belt buckles and bolo ties as you can swing," line producer Bobbi Sue Luther wrote in an email. "Think dressed up for a birthday party at the country club."
Those wishing to take part in that filming need to be available from around 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or slightly later. Lunch will be provided for those participating.
The second filming location will take place downtown at the Casablanca Night Club from around 2 to 7:30 p.m. The "Shore Shindy" shoot will require people ranging from 20s to 50s, dressed in nightclub attire that's a little more ostentatious and skimpy.
"Think your drunk uncle and his 24-year-old second wife at karaoke," Luther wrote.
Along with an edgier-looking crowd, less provocative extras might also make the cut; "some shocked innocents might be good to show contrast," according to Luther.
Those interested in taking part in filming for the environmental, dark comedy should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.