Open casting call Saturday at Pinewood
The glamor of Hollywood is coming to call on Fayetteville Saturday. According to New Life Casting’s Facebook page, the first open casting call for the city’s Pinewood Atlanta Studios is this weekend.
“New Life Casting is hosting an Open Casting Call on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The call will be held in the Studio Café in the Production Centre @ Pinewood Atlanta Studios on 461 Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville. Enter the building through the side entry in bus parking [Veterans Parkway side of the Centre]. We are seeking all types of extras, ages 18 years and older. A few characters needed include: military, scientists, business men and women, ravers 18-23. Please bring your own pen and be prepared to have your picture taken and to complete a short form for our data base. Also, bring your headshot and resume if you have one. If you’re not able to attend, you may go to http://www.newlifecasting.com/ to sign up.”
The casting call is for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and will be the first production created at Fayette’s new studio.
According to Wikipedia, “Ant-Man” is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. The film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the twelfth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Peyton Reed is set to direct the film written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay, with Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll starring.
In “Ant-Man,” Lang must help defend Dr. Pym’s Ant-Man technology and plot a heist with worldwide ramifications.
In mid-2013, a study by Georgia Tech determined that once all three phases of the studio are developed, there could be as many as 3,400 jobs tied to the studio and ancillary businesses that are necessary for the TV and movie productions that will take place.