Casting call feels more like job fair

August 27, 2009 8:05:39 AM PDT
A casting call for a new Denzel Washington movie was like any other job fair to many of the hundreds who turned out in Ohio. While some of the men expressed interest in meeting the star, others who auditioned to be extras Wednesday in Canton said the promise of $100-a-day paychecks was a bigger lure.

Jeff Hattery came from Strasburg, 17 miles away in northeast Ohio. He said he was laid off and willing to sweep floors if the crew paid him.

Some of the filming of "Unstoppable" will be done at a rail yard in the region, so many applicants came dressed in overalls or engineer's caps. The movie is about a runaway train, and filmmakers were looking for 50 men to play extras.

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