According to the film’s production company, those who want to be in a movie with actor Tom Hanks and earn some money have the option of playing additional background actors, even if they have no acting experience. actor.
Paid extras are needed for the movie “A Man Called Otto,” which will begin filming in Pittsburgh and area in mid-February, according to Chelsea Patterson, extra casting director for Margarita Productions Inc.
A general supplement is guaranteed $170 for a 12 hour day. They receive overtime pay of one and a half times their normal salary if filming lasts more than 12 hours a day, Patterson said.
Those chosen to play extras in the film will have the option of multiple days of work throughout the show, the company said. He is looking for children, teens and adults of all ethnicities and races to represent local city residents, army recruits, hospital staff, restaurant patrons, factory workers, the train station, travelers and other roles to be filled by characters with appearance from the 1970s to the 21st century.
“We are committed to an inclusive and diverse cast,” Margarita Productions said.
The film is based on the 2015 Swedish comedy “A Man Called Ove,” which was based on the bestselling novel of the same title by Fredrik Backman. Two-time Oscar winner Hanks will star in and produce the English adaptation.
Those interested in portraying extras in the film can find information on how to apply by visiting www.movieextraspittsburgh.com or visiting a “Movie Casting Pgh” Facebook page.