BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts casting company is looking for extras for a Hollywood movie about the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston Casting, Inc., an Allston-based company, will be holding an open call on Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the upcoming movie “Patriots Day.”READ MORE: Jamaica Pond Closes Water Activities Until Further Notice Due To Algae Bloom
Filmmakers are looking for general extras, police officers, SWAT Team members, firefighters, doctors, nurses, paramedics and marathon runners.
Candidates, who must be at least 18 years old, are asked to bring a photo to the casting call.
According to Boston Casting, filming will take place from March 29 to May 31. A release date has been set for Dec. 21 for theaters in Boston, New York and Los Angeles, before a wider release on Jan. 13, 2017.READ MORE: Service Resumes On Green Line Hours After Crash, Operator On Leave
The movie will star Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons is set to play Watertown Police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese.
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, now a WBZ-TV security analyst, will also be a character in the film.
Filming plans for the movie caused brief controversy in Watertown. Producers planned to recreate the shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in the Watertown neighborhood where it took place.
Not all residents agreed with the plans, and town officials said the filming would not take place in Watertown.MORE NEWS: North End Fitness Center Joins List Of Businesses Requiring Staff, Customers To Be Vaccinated
Patriots Day is being produced by WBZ’s sister company CBS Films.