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Extras needed for Coen Brothers' 'True Grit,' filming in Austin

If you've got the free time and the gas money to drive up to Austin and stand around in a cowboy hat for several days, go for it. The press release (reprinted below) asks for Texas residents, families, and "unique 'character' faces," which I'm pretty sure is a nice way of saying remarkably ugly.


The film shoots in TX (Austin area, incl Granger & Blanko) during March, April & May of 2010.

Looking for reliable people to portray looks specific to the 1870's and 1900. Start growing your hair now!

Seeking: Unique "character" faces. We are most interested in people with natural features.

HAIR NOTES: If you want to be considered- start growing your hair now!

Women should have long hair that is not colored in anyway- no highlights, full head colors or semi permanent colors. Men should have some length, especially on top. Crew cuts are not suitable- as the hair will not have time enough to grow. Men should grow their facial hair, incl beard, moustache, sideburns.

BODY TYPES: People from this time period did not have modern enhancements- meaning they did not have braces, implants, etc. They weren't weight lifters- people worked hard, but not in a gym. Body types were most often average to slim. Women will be wearing corsettes and long dresses.

OTHER: We are most interested in people willing to work more than one day. Looking for responsible people w/ flexible schedules. 10 years of age & older. All minors must have consent of parent/guardian & must indicate date of birth. If you don't have a resume- please list any performing/background experience you may have.

TO SUBMIT: There are two ways to submit. Preferred is in-person (ONLY on dates, below)! If this is impossible, you may submit by mail. Follow instructions below.

In-Person Interviews: (bring legal form & copy of id- such as drivers license, passport, or birth cert) SEE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Austin Studios (ONLY ON DATES BELOW)

1901 East 51st. St. (Red Bldg)

Austin TX 78723

No need to schedule a time- just show up on dates below only!

- Thurs, Feb 4 11am - 7pm

- Fri, Feb 5 11am - 7pm

- Sat, Feb 6 11am - 7pm


Austin Studios

c/o Extras Cstg / Debbie DeLisi

1901 East 51st. St. (Red Bldg)

Austin TX 78723

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Headshot & one page resume, if you have them. Also, you MUST include CURRENT SNAPSHOTS (face & body). List all pertinent contact information, incl your place of residency & anything else we should know about you. Remember- THIS A PERIOD FILM. If you want to be considered- it's best to send us a natural, current photos (no makeup or glamour). All submissions are non-returnable. Incl age, height, weight, measurements, etc. List any scheduling conflicts (4/23 - 5/26). Preference will be given to those w/ flexible schedules. If you want to be considered- start growing your hair now!

Families & TX residents encouraged to submit.

Extras Casting Director: Debbie DeLisi

HOTLINE: 212-330-9357 (Submissions will NOT be accepted via email. Email address is for general inquiries only)

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