July 12, 2011
-- One of the biggest film studios in the world is set to use Falmouth, Cornwall, as a key location for a multi-million pound zombie thriller being filmed this summer. The Paramount Pictures production 'World War Z' will be partially shot onboard a ship from August 2nd to August 12th. In advance of the filming Paramount has issued an urgent call for extras, with casting taking place this Saturday (July 16th) and Sunday (July 17th) from 10am until 5pm in the gymnasium at Truro School.
For the Falmouth-based scenes around five hundred extras are needed. The casting sessions are free to attend and are open to those aged 16 and over. A casting for children is set to be held at a later date. The roles will be paid for and those involved may be asked to have their hair cut short. The casting unit is particularly interested in those from the forces, fire brigade and RNLI and a number of film crew support staff may also be required. Anyone wishing to take part can also upload their details to www.maddogcasting.com.