from The California Chronicle

Hollywood coming soon to Upper Keys: Producers holding casting call Aug. 7 in Islamorada

By David Goodhue, The Reporter, Tavernier, Fla.

July 30–Think you ought to be in pictures? If you’re at least 18 years old, a Florida resident, and can pass for a high school senior, Saturday, Aug. 7 might bring your big break.

A Miami Beach casting company is looking for extras to be in a science fiction-action movie whose executive producers are Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. Crews will be filming scenes for “I Am Number Four” in the Florida Keys from Aug. 13-19.

An open casting call for the film is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Hampton Inn, mile marker 80 oceanside, in the Outback Steak House’s meeting room, from noon to 3 p.m.

Ellen Jacoby of Ellen Jacoby Casting International said interested actors should bring proof of residency and age, and a recent photograph with their name, phone number, height and weight written on the back.

Jacoby is a veteran casting agent in South Florida whose movie credits include “True Lies,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “The Truman Show” and “The Bird Cage,” and television shows “CSI: Miami” and “Burn Notice.”

The stars of “I Am Number Four are Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron and Kevin Durand. It is being directed by D.J. Caruso, who helmed recent big-budget films like “Disturbia,” “Taking Lives” and “Eagle Eye.”

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