Outtakes Online: Extras needed

Jul. 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

BY MIKE GORDON / mgordon@staradvertiser.com

Director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose films have earned him five Oscar nominations, is looking for several hundred background extras for a scene he plans to shoot next month on Oahu’s North Shore.

It will be part of a movie he’s currently directing in Los Angeles that stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Paul Thomas Anderson

Veteran local casting agent Margaret Doversola and Hawaii Actors Network founder Teddy Wells have set up an open casting call for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Aloha Lounge at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Bring a photograph of yourself but be prepared to have additional photographs taken that day. And if they like you, be ready to cut your hair.

The filmmakers have said very little about the project beyond the scene they tentatively plan to shoot Aug. 12, Doversola said. They want 100 to 150 thin, white men between 18 and 30 who can portray typical World War II soldiers from the American midwest. They’ll be resting on a beach, and possibly swimming, after a battle on an unnamed South Pacific island.

Anderson’s film is untitled, Doversola said, but if you look on IMDB.com, his current project — with stars Phoenix and Hoffman — is listed as “The Master.” It’s said to be the story of a charismatic leader of a faith-based organization and the drifter who becomes his chief assistant.

Anderson received three Academy Award nominations for his 2007 film “There Will be Blood,” one for his 1999 film “Magnolia” and one for his 1997 film “Boogie Nights.”
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at mgordon@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to working with you! Standin or Principal…..Aloha, Marc