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New Casting Call for “Lincoln” Extras

Women, men, musicians and horseback riders needed.

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Hey, fame-hungry Richmonders! Did you miss previous casting calls for the big Abraham Lincoln movie because you are a) not a 10-year-old boy and b) beardless?

Well pick up your flute and saddle your stallion, because here’s your chance. Come to the Sept. 15 call for extras for the high-profile project Steven Spielberg is filming in Richmond (The film is officially called “Office Seekers.”)

Casting directors are looking for:

- African-American and white men to portray Union and Confederate soldiers, delegates, contraband slaves and citizens circa 1865.

- White men who play an orchestral instrument.

- African-American men under 40 who are experienced horseback riders.

- African-American and white women to portray contraband slaves, White House staff, citizens and more. Women should wear dress sizes 6 to 12 and have hair shoulder-length or longer. Natural hues only, please, and no streaks or braids, says extras casting coordinator Billy Dowd.

At this call, Dowd isn’t looking for extras under 18, or anyone who has come to a previous casting call. Just show up between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the 15th at the Richmond Convention Center. Bring a recent photo of yourself (it won’t be returned). Please do not bring your horse, your kids, or your musical instruments. Filming begins in mid-October.

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