Casting call for baseball players continues

3:15 PM, Mar 28, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Producers in Atlanta need experienced baseball players, men between the ages of 22 and 38, for a movie about the life of Jackie Robinson.

The movie is called "42" and it stars Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman. According to the Internet Movie Database, Ford will play Branch Rickey, the baseball general manager who brought Robinson to the big leagues. 

The casting process started Tuesday and continues on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1900 Emery Street in Northwest Atlanta.

Umpires are encouraged to come for casting between 5 and 7 p.m.

Those who make it through the first round of casting will need to be available for on-field tryouts on Thursday and Friday.

Those selected for the team for the movie will begin training camp in Atlanta on April 2nd.

Training camp will last until shooting starts on May 14th.

Some of the shooting will take place in Macon and Tennessee. Preproduction crews have already been in Macon for about a month, Elliott Dunwody, chairman of the Macon Film Commission told 11Alive's sister station WMAZ. Extras will receive help with housing in Tennessee.

Training camp will run from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. everyday.

Shooting days will be long, going 12 hours or longer.

Shooting will last for four to five weeks.

Those not chosen to be players could get a chance to serve as extras in the dugout.

For more information or to submit your information, you can e-mail clcbaseball@gmail.com.

Catrett Locke Casting of Atlanta plans to hire thousands of extras for the movie in the coming weeks and months.

You can find information on other extra needs on the casting agency's Facebook page.

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