'Greyhound' in need of extras for final week of filming aboard USS KIDD

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A spokesperson for Central Casting Louisiana tells WAFB the company is in need of extras for the last week of filming for the upcoming World War II movie Greyhound.

Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, has been filming in Baton Rouge over the last two months.

Filming for the scene will take place on the USS KIDD, in downtown Baton Rouge, from Tuesday, April 24, through Friday, April 27.

The casting company is looking to cast 20's – 40's looking men to portray Naval officers during World War II.

Potential extras must agree to be clean-shaven and comfortable with getting a 1940s style haircut. Extras cannot be taller than 6'2" and must have a waist size of 38 or smaller.

In a Facebook post about the casting call, the company wrote: "Have you wondered what it would feel like to fight in WWII? Now's your chance! Be part of some of the most important scenes of this film!"

Mary Huber, a casting director with Central Casting Louisiana, said filmmakers will be using a drone to get aerial shots of extras acting out scenes on the USS KIDD.

Huber said these scenes are a great opportunity for Baton Rouge-area residents who couldn't participate in previous Greyhound scenes. She also encourages those interested to apply even if they will only be available for one of the filming dates.

These filming dates will cover a variety of scenes, including extras getting the ship ready for battle and naval fighting scenes.

Those who are cast as extras will be compensated $101.50 for 12 hours plus a $15 hair bump.

To be considered as an extra email the following to Greyhound@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photos of yourself (head-shot and full body)
• Legal name
• Phone number 
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Location
• List of tattoos: if you have any on your face, neck or hands
• Military experience or training (if applicable)
• Notate CREW in the subject line!

1). You should be the only person in the photo. 
2). Please face the camera.
3). Absolutely NO filters! Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered. 
4). Inappropriate photos will not be considered!

Casting directors say potential extras with unnatural hair color, modern haircuts, modern piercings will not be considered for a role in the film.

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