Open casting call for extras in 'I, Alex Cross' set for Saturday

CLEVELAND - Another movie that will be mostly shot in the Cleveland area will be holding an open casting call today.

The crew for "I, Alex Cross," will be looking for extras of all ages and ethnic groups Saturday (July 23) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hyatt Place in Independence (6025 Jefferson Drive).

Here is specifically what the casting team will be looking for:
"In addition to ‘everyday people,' extras are needed who can be police officers, real police officers and real SWAT team members, ‘hot' girls, restaurant goers, crime techs, detectives, funeral goers and body guards. Specific parts include stand-ins and photo doubles for all major actors, including 6-foot-6 Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Ed Burns and Jean Reno."

Those trying out to be extras should expect to have photographs taken by a professional photographer, according to a news release from Real Style, which is handling the casting call.

The company said the line will be cut off at 5 p.m., but people who arrive prior to 5 p.m. will be accommodated.

Extras will be paid for their work on set.

"I, Alex Cross," is based on a James Patterson novel and stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Ed Burns, and Jean Reno. It will be directed by Rob Cohen; produced by Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Norton Herrick, Teddy Schwarzman, and Leopoldo Gout; and executive produced by James Patterson, Steve Bowen, and Ethan Smith.

According to the Ohio Film Office, the production is expected to hire 183 Ohio-based crew and more than 1,700 cast members, including extras. The filming is being made possible in part by the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, worth $5 million. Crews plan to begin filming in August.

Real Style said there is no fee to take part in the casting call, but the company offers the ability to sign up to be notified for future opportunities for $15 via its website: http://realstyleonline.com

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