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Open casting call for James Brown movie

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Updated: 9/16/2013 11:07 am
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WTVA) -- Universal Pictures announces an open casting call for actors, musicians and extras to audition for a film about the life and times of James Brown.

Casting for "Get On Up" will be held Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Casting directors are looking for actors, musicians and extras of all ethnicities and ages to audition for the upcoming drama about the life of James Brown.

Musical skills are welcome but not required.

As GET ON UP takes place from the 1930s to the 1980s, period hairstyles are a plus.

If you currently shave your head, please allow your hair to begin to grow before the casting call.

The casting call will take place at the Old City Auditorium at 207 Jefferson in Natchez, Miss.

You are asked to bring a current, non-returnable photo.

If you are unable to attend the open call, you may email your current photo—along with name, contact information (phone number and email), height, weight and availability to

The film begins shooting in Natchez and Jackson in early November.
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