2010 Mar 27

Kate Winslet movie parts draws hundreds to Peekskill

Would-be actors lined up along Brown Street winding around Division Street this morning hoping to be chosen as an “extra” in the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet in the role that won Joan Crawford a Best Actress Oscar. The story is based on the 1941 novel by James Cain.

The story takes place in the 1930s, casting director Grant Wilfley told the candidates who came to the Paramount Center for the Arts, where the casting call was held.

The movie makers expect to film in Peekskill April 26-30 and today were looking to find people to be in street scenes.

Michael Santosuso, 43, from Thornwood, was first on line. He arrived at 8:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. start time.

“I’ve always been interested in acting, films and the arts so I thought I would try,” said the technology manager who was out of work. He said he has done some commercials and small projects. Today, he added a little extra gel to his short hair so help him look a bit more 1930-ish.

Read more about this casting call in Peekskill tomorrow in The Journal News/Lohud.com

Source: LoHud.com | The Journal News

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