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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Will Smith movie seeks to cast former football players

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Former high school and college football players, rejoice. Your glory days aren’t over just yet.

Real Heaven, Inc. Extras Casting is seeking football players to portray professional and college-level players in Will Smith’s upcoming, untitled film project.

The film is based off of the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist, played by Smith.

Omalu first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition caused by head trauma, during an autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. Omalu released his findings on brain injuries in professional sports, attracting the wrath of the political, cultural and corporate interests covering up the risks.

The agency is seeking men ages 18-30 with prior football experience (at least high school level). Those interested must not be currently playing, due to eligibility issues, and should come in workout clothes with a pair of grass football cleats.

An open call tryout for the roles will be on Sat., Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. at Bethel Park High School, Practice Field One.

Rehearsal and film dates will be two days between October 20-31. Pay rate is $250 for one rehearsal day and $400 for one film date.

The agency is also seeking extras to be Pittsburgh football fans, administrators, lawyers and reporters.

For more information or to preregister, email footballmovieextras@gmail.com or visit movieextraspittsburgh.com.

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