Posted on 17 May 2010.
I’m a big Blackhawks fan, and I got this info from someone close to the organization (thanks Dave — though I’ll feel really silly if you’re getting back at me for the April Fool’s joke). Anyway, here’s the info straight from the source:
Do you LOVE the Blackhawks and want to be an extra in a Vince Vaughn movie?
Open Casting Call
Casting Local Chicago Talent as Extras For Upcoming Comedy
Directed by Ron Howard and starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James
Chicago based extras casting director Jon Kinnas is holding an open casting call to meet and greet those interested in working on the new Universal Pictures comedy from director Ron Howard that stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.
We want REAL Blackhawks fans for a scene we are doing at the United Center. This could be a fans dream come true, the United Center all to yourself, well you and around 750 other people anyway. We would like the real fans to come to our casting call.
Wear your Chicago Blackhawks gear (official NHL licensed jerseys, T-shirts, hats, sweaters, foam fingers, etc.) to the casting call and we will take your picture in your fan attire.
There is NO COST to you to be an EXTRA. WE PAY YOU. There is NO COST to come to the open call. Just show up in your ‘hawks gear and have a pen with you. We will take all of your information and get you booked to work on the scene. Shooting of the scenes are currently scheduled for the end of July.
The casting call on Saturday is mainly for the Blackhawks game scene. Everyone that shows up in some Blackhawks gear will be photographed and the WILL definitely be booked for the United Center scene. We did it in similar fashion for “The Break Up” and the Cubs game scene.
Anyone that attends the open call (Blackhawks fan or not) will have a chance to work on the movie, we will be using alot of extras. People who get to work the Blackhawks game may even be able to work on additional scenes in the movie.
WHEN: Saturday, May 22 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: THE CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN CALL AND UPDATES, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.atmospherecastingchicago.com/cheaters.html