Do you have the desire to relive the days of Michigan’s film incentives? Do you have a hankering to appear in a big Hollywood production come to town? If you are, you may have that opportunity on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
“Kill Switch,” Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s 1950s era crime drama is set to begin shooting in Detroit in April. Right now it is casting for extras. Real Style, a Clawson-based talent agency will hold an open casting call for extras for the project 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Southfield Marriott.
Real Style, which promotes itself as Michigan’s foremost talent agency representing and developing fashion models, commercial talent and extras has worked on dozens of projects during and after the film incentives era, from “Batman v Superman” to “Transformers: Age of Extinction” to Comedy Central’s series “Detroiters.”
The open casting call is seeking a wide range of extras, including some familiar with police work, for a variety of scenes in the movie’s depiction of 1950s Detroit. It is recommended that potential extras pre-register on Real Style’s website and set up a profile.
As extras are needed from April 1 through Memorial Day, a substantial period of filming in and around Detroit and not just a few days for backdrops, they will be paid for their work.
Steven Soderbergh — who worked her on the 1998 classic caper “Out of Sight” — will lead a cast that could include three stars of the “Avengers” franchise Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, and Sebastian Stan have been in talks to take starring roles, according to industry reporters.