More Than 4,000 Attend 'August: Osage County' Casting Call In Tulsa


Saturday, August 18th 2012, 10:02 pm
By: News On 6


Hollywood is turning an Oklahoma play into a movie, with stars like Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.

And they're looking for extras right here in Green Country.

Some of Oklahoma's Own are looking to make their movie debut in the feature film "August: Osage County."

4/18/2012 Related Story: Casting Call For 'August: Osage County' Held Saturday At Promenade Mall

"I think everybody's excited, and they're glad we're here, and I'm glad to have more and more films shooting here," local casting director Chris Freihofer said.

A Norman casting company is searching for extras to be in the movie alongside Roberts and Streep.

"I'd love to be anything," hopeful Kevin Reynard said. "You can see my arm or my head, the back of my head, anything. I would just be happy to be part of it."

"August: Osage County" is based on a play written by Tulsan Tracy Letts.

It tells about a family who comes together when their alcoholic father goes missing.

"I really love the play "August: Osage County" and I wanted to be in the new Meryl Streep movie," Reynard said.

Reynard was one of 4,292 people who showed up at the casting at Promenade Mall on Saturday.

"With Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and George Clooney the producer, it would certainly be a dream come true because those are certainly my favorite actors," hopeful Toby Jenkins said.

While some are hoping to meet famous faces, others just want to get their foot in the door.

"I've always wanted to be an actress ever since I was little, but I mean we'll just see where it goes," hopeful Katie Standlee said.

The local casting director will look through Saturday's pictures to find the perfect extras.

"The biggest thing we're looking for in an extra is availability and ability to return calls and emails and a good attitude," Freihofer said. "Sometimes it can be a little boring being on set after the first couple of hours and people have to stay in a good attitude and ready to work."

Extras will be notified as little as 24 to 48 hours before they are needed.

If you didn't get a chance to come out, you still have another shot. Next weekend they'll be setting up at Bartlesville High School.

The film is set to begin recording in Pawhuska and Bartlesville in late September.

If you would like to email your information to casting directors, they ask you email augustextras@gmail.com. Just send a recent photo (no cell phone shots), your measurements, and your contact information.