A photo posted to Twitter from filming of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie taking place in Pitt Lake last week. (@Jen_Eggleston)

Sonic the Hedgehog movie casting call in Ladysmith next week

Film to hire 100 people as extras to play role of ‘townsfolk’

The search is on for extras to appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie being filmed in Ladysmith next month.

Casting for the Paramount film set for release in November 2019 will take place next weekend at the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

The town has been buzzing in recent weeks with production staff from the film carving out plans for the First Avenue shoot over several days in September.

The paid roles are for ‘townsfolk’ from the fictional town of Green Hills and anyone interested is asked to bring along their clothing measurements as well as height and weight details.

“We will be looking for around a 100 people, mostly adults of all ages and ethnicities, to depict the population of our town in the story,” casting representative Andrea Brown told the Chronicle.

“At the casting call we will meet them and take a photo of each person and we will ask them to fill out a short profile sheet with their contact details and sizes, height weight, and clothing sizes.”

RELATED: Paramount budgets $7M for Sonic the Hedgehog movie shoot in ‘hero town’ Ladysmith

The Sonic film stars Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of the blue untouchable hedgehog. It is being directed by Jeff Fowler.

The film’s plot is about a police officer in Green Hills (Ladysmith) who helps Sonic evade capture from the government.

People will also be asked to set up an online profile which can be done ahead of time at www.bcfcasting.com.

“This is a free website service available to anyone who would like to work in Film in the B.C. area and keeps all their information in one place,” Brown noted.

Anyone who cannot attend the casting call can still visit the website and create a profile to still be considered as an extra for the film.

All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to apply.

The casting call takes place on Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon-6 p.m. and Sunday ,Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Just Posted

Cedar residents protest homeless encampment near Nanaimo River

Residents raise concerns about environmental impact and crime, but offer also assistance

OPINION: It’s important that we exercise our right to vote

If we vote for a competent and collaborative council, the Hub City will thrive, says guest columnist

Discontent City can remain where it is until the end of next month

B.C. Supreme Court judge grants application for an extension to comply with injunction

Clippers bounce back and beat Eagles

Nanaimo defeats Surrey 6-2, next home game is this Sunday, Oct. 21

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: So much for ‘say no to drugs’ in Canada

I’m from the ‘users are losers’ generation, says letter writer

UPDATE: Shots fired at house during fight in Nanaimo

Shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in 500 block of Kennedy Street, say RCMP

Candidates for Nanaimo, Lantzville, RDN, school district

Local government elections are today, Oct. 20

Election 2018: candidate questionnaires

News Bulletin’s questionnaire responses for Nanaimo, Lantzville, school board, regional district

When to vote, where to vote, how to vote

Voting day is Oct. 20, with polls open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Most Read