DuPont movie seeking extras

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If you missed battling with Bane or sharing the homecoming dance floor with the "Perks" crowd, you will have one more big chance to be a paid movie extra this year.

Although it's not identified, what is being called "Foxcatcher" or the Untitled Fair Hill Project will hold an open casting call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the DoubleTree hotel in Green Tree at 500 Mansfield Ave. (Pittsburgh 15205).

The production, which will shoot in the Pittsburgh area in November and December, is looking for people to play police officers, wrestling mainstays such as coaches, trainers, refs and wrestlers, businessmen and women, politicos, photographers, owners of 1975-98 cars, and wrestling match spectators.

Bring a recent photo and a pen to the call on Saturday. You must be 18 or older to qualify.

The movie is the real-life story of a chemical fortune heir who went to prison for killing an Olympic gold medalist and wrestler.

Directed by Oscar nominee Bennett Miller, who made "Capote" and "Moneyball," the movie is about John du Pont, great-great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the industrialist who founded the chemical company.

In January 1996, he shot and killed David Schultz, a 1984 gold medal winner who came to live and train at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that Mr. du Pont had built on his 800-acre property in Newtown Square, Pa.

The movie is expected to star Steve Carell as Mr. du Pont, Mark Ruffalo as the slain wrestler and Sienna Miller as his wife along with Channing Tatum as David's brother and a champion wrestler in his own right.

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Movie editor Barbara Vancheri: bvancheri@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1632. Read her blog: www.post-gazette.com/madaboutmovies.


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