Producers of The Rum Diary are still scouting for extras to fill out scenes with Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard. It is estimated that almost 3,500 people are needed over the 49 day filming schedule.
One of the biggest challanges facing director Bruce Robinson is recreating the carnival of Saint Thomas. For that scene in particular around 800 people are needed, of whom 200 have to be tourists. One of the many problem’s facing the casting director is getting people with the right look for a film set in 1960’s. Issues such as hair styles can prove to be a huge problem and anybody interested in being an extra must be prepared to have their hair styled in the appropriate manner to match the era in question. Another problem is finding enough fair skinned people to act as tourists and in a sense stand out from the Puerto Rican extras.
Anybody that is interested in trying out should send a full body photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied by your name, age, height & clothes size. Applicants should also mention what town they are from, because filming will take place in Vega Baja, Ceiba and Naguabo. Oh and you might want to check out this great shot of Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp from recent filming on the island.
All I can say is I cannot wait for this film to be released!
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