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"Killing Kennedy" seeks film extras

All types needed June 11 – July 3, filmmakers say

6/5/2013, 1:30 p.m.
Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin

— Are you an aspiring actor or actress or would just like to, perhaps, rub elbows with Hollywood types without too much extra effort or time away from home, while earning some spending money? If your answer is yes, then you are in luck.

"Killing Kennedy", a National Geographic film starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin is filming in Richmond starting next week. National Geographic was most recently in the Richmond area to film last year’s "Killing Lincoln".

According to production insiders, casting director, Erica Arvold, is seeking background players of all shapes and sizes, including many while males as well as Hispanic males and females.

“We are in the process of finding extras for a scene that, within the story, takes place in Mexico City even though the filming will actually be in Richmond. For this we are looking for folks who look Cuban and Mexican," said Arvold.

Arvold is also seeking babies, toddlers and 3-year-olds that resemble Caroline Kennedy and John Kennedy, Jr. “Hiring twins for the infant roles as well as the 14 month old roles really helps us with filming, but we do consider singles if they look like the real characters that this story is based on.”

Anyone can submit to participate in the filming. Detailed instructions on how to be considered are on Arvold’s website www.ericaarvoldcasting.com.

“It’s really exciting to work in my hometown of Virginia, I love the talent here, and it never ceases to amaze me how versatile the state is for the needs of different productions,” she said.

Filming takes place June 11 to July 3, and extras casting will be on going throughout this time. Extras will be paid, however the amount of pay has not been divulged.