Movie starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum to hold Green Tree casting call

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If you missed battling with Bane or sharing the homecoming dance floor with the "Perks of Being a Wallflower" 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.

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.

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.

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 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, business men and women, politicos, photographers, owners of 1975-1998 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.

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


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