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Want to Be in the Tom Hanks-Produced Parkland? Better Get to Austin.


From the Austin Chronicle:

Do you have an “authentic Texan face”? If so, you might want to mosey that face over to an open casting call for Parkland, which will dramatize the day of JFK’s assassination. (Parkland refers to the Dallas hospital where President Kennedy died.) The film is set to shoot in and around Austin in January and February of 2013.

Casting call is Sunday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Clarion Inn & Suites at 2200 South I-35, Austin. They are looking for “real people” for both speaking and nonspeaking roles, so no actors with agents, or aliens probably. They’re also looking for an LBJ look-alike, if that’s something you break out at parties after a few. Speaking roles pay  $872 a day, and shooting will take place in Austin in January and February.

Which brings up my last point: Austin, really? Dallas is only three hours away, Tom.

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