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HBO hit series 'Westworld' to be filmed in southern Utah
The wildly popular HBO series “Westworld” is slated to begin filming its second season in southern Utah from mid to late October.
The show’s premise is that “Westworld” is a high-end amusement park for rich vacationers. The series takes place in the 1890s in a western town. The futuristic park – which is looked after by robotic “hosts” – allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged.
“Westworld” – which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name – features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.
In addition to those big names, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and a large professional cast is involved in the big budget series.
The director is James Nolan, and writers are Nolan, Lisa Joy and Halley Wegryn Gross. While they shot some first season scenes in California, filming also took place in Castle Valley, Utah.
Extras are needed for Westworld, and Bill Dance Casting of Hollywood is looking for the following:
The series takes place in the 1890s in a western town. Men and women must be 18 years and over. All ethnicities and types are needed. Men can have facial hair, i.e. beards, mustaches, mutton chops of the era. Men can also be clean-shaven. (Google the period 1890 to view images.) Women should have longer natural hair that is one color.
They will film around mid to late October 2017, in southern Utah. All people must be local hire and legal to work. There is pay. Please e-mail a natural photo (selfie) of just yourself and include your name, phone number and complete sizes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Women – send your height, weight, dress size, bust, waist, hips and shoe size. Men – send height, weight, jacket, shirt, pants and shoe size.
“We’re doing the background casting,” said Greg Bird, of the company. “We need 1890s cowboys and cowgirls for little pick-up shots. This is not a cattle call. We will need maybe 115-120 extras for the whole scene.”
Bird said they are proud of Westworld’s first Emmy winning season, and eagerly look forward to building on the popular new series’ following and success. “We will be filming in southern Utah from about October 17-26,” said Bird.