PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – The movie about Fred Rogers starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys needs a few extra neighbors to help film “You Are My Friend”.
An open casting call has gone out looking for people of all ages from babies to adults and all ethnicities to play pedestrians, ballroom party guest, journalists, business types, wedding guests and more. It is asked that you show up in your best 1990s attire.
The casting call is Saturday, August 25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pittsburgh film office Director Dawn Keezer says filming will begin in mid-September and will take about 10-12 weeks.
Keezer adds she doesn’t know where the film locations will be but it will be “all over.”
While some of the film will be in Pittsburgh other parts take place in New York City and Keezer says they will film those scenes here.
“We’re going to be playing New York which of course the New Yorkers weren’t really happy when I said we play New York better than they do but they’ve got to find a lot of things that look like New York and [Pittsburgh is] just easier to work with than the city of New York.”
No experience is necessary and the casting call is for non-speaking background talent only.
“This isn’t a time to go put on your fancy clothes or go have fancy photos taken because they’ll take your photo there.”
For more information visit Movie Casting PGH’s website.