February 26, 2008

WTF? "Inbred Look" Casting Call

Pittsburgh Live

A movie about to be filmed in Pittsburgh is casting Gothic characters - including an albino-like girl and deformed people - to depict West Virginia mountain people.

That's the gist of an open casting call for paid extras for "Shelter," a horror film starring Julianne Moore that will begin shooting in Pittsburgh in March.

The casting call scheduled for Sunday invites "men and women of all races, 18 or older," to try out as extras, according to the announcement from Downtown-based Donna Belajac Casting. But the exras wanted for the West Virginia scenes evoke images of "Deliverance" and "The Hills Have Eyes."

"It's the way it was described in the script," Belajac said Monday. "Some of these "holler" people - because they are insular and clannish, and they don't leave their area - there is literally inbreeding, and the people there often have a different kind of look. That's what we are trying to get."

Unbelievable the way they are describing these people, have they no shame.

For some odd reason KafirAlalazoo's "Dueling Sitar's" is going through my head right now

h/t NJDHockeyfan at LGF's link thingy.


By Stable Hand at 05:33 PM | Comments |