The silence was officially broken Thursday with the announcement of a meeting with downtown business and property owners, followed quickly by the casting director’s call for local people to appear as extras.
“We are looking for men and women, a few kids but mostly ages 18 to 60 or so with timeless looks, as this film is set in 1969,” said Patrick Ingram, the extras casting director for "Jayne Mansfield's Car.”
“We really want folks with no modern hair dye jobs, piercings, etc.” Ingram said. “We very much are in need of people that would like to be extras that have cars 1969 or older.”
Casting for extras will be handled initially by email. Ingram said interested applicants should send “a good clear recent photo or two of yourself and your clothing sizes and height, and all contact information. If you have a car, send a picture of the car as well.”
Photos should be sent to Ingram at email@example.com as soon as possible, as filming is expected to begin by the third week of June.
Additional details about the film are to be announced at a meeting scheduled next Tuesday with Mark Cottrell, the location manager of Market Films. Access to the meeting is reserved for downtown property owners, business owners and the media.
“Jayne Mansfield’s Car” is a project of actor Billy Bob Thornton. He will be starring in the movie, along with actor Robert Duvall. Thornton stopped in Cedartown in late April while scouting filming locations, and word quickly spread that Cedartown was a likely film location.
Among the details that have already become widely known are that filming locations are to include the West Cinema and Moore’s Soda Fountain.