Oklahoma residents will get a taste of Hollywood this fall when the star-studded feature film adaptation of “August: Osage County” begins shooting in the state. Chris Freihofer Casting is currently seeking local talent to be extras in the film.
Playwright Tracy Letts, a Tulsa native, adapted the screenplay from his Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name about the dysfunctional Weston family, who come together at their ancestral Oklahoma home when their alcoholic patriarch goes missing.
The film stars Meryl Streep as volatile matriarch Violet Weston, with Julia Roberts as her daughter Barbara. The cast also includes Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, and Dermot Mulroney. John Wells (“Shameless,” “ER”) will direct the film.
Casting director Chris Freihofer is casting male and female extras of all ages and ethnicities for the film, which will begin shooting Monday, Sept. 24, in Pawhuska and Bartlesville, Okla. Principal photography is scheduled to last for eight weeks at locations in Osage and Washington counties, according to the Pawhuska Journal-Capital.
For more information and to apply, view the full casting notice online at Backstage.com. Submissions must include your name, age, height, clothing sizes, contact information, and a recent photo.
In addition to extras, Freihofer is also casting principal roles.
“We are obviously ecstatic to have a production of this stature filming in our state,” Jill Simpson, director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office, told the Journal-Capital. “They don’t come any better than this script, stellar cast, director and stable of producers. Securing ‘August: Osage County’ was a team effort spanning a couple of years.”
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s original production of “August: Osage County” premiered in Chicago in 2007, immediately followed by a Broadway run that earned five Tony Awards, including best play.