Looks like we finally have some news about how to be an extra in Catching Fire, as well as added confirmation that the sequel will be filming in the Atlanta area.
On July 24th, Atlanta-based Catrett Locke Casting posted two notices for extras casting for a film called The Idiom. However, if you look at the descriptions of the type of people they are looking for, there are some unmistakable similarities to Catching Fire characters.
RICH WEALTHY UPSCALE
We are seeking men, women and children. Model, Beautiful, Upscale, Political types. This will have a lot to do with the way you carry yourself. If you are a man with a beard willing to have it shaved in a untraditional way please note that in the body of the e-mail. Please put TOP OF THE WORLD in the subject box.
MEN WITH CHISELED CHEST
Seeking men with chiseled chest and abs. Sometimes its hard to do my job but hey some has to do it. Ok back to work. If you have chiseled arms and chiseled abs please put KEEP in the subject box. Please make sure to send a waist shot (shirtless) and a full body (shirtless).
SEEKING VERY THIN TYPES-SEVERELY THIN
We are seeking men and women that are extremely thin. There are a couple of different looks we are trying to achieve so please read carefully and submit where you feel you fit the best.
Pale/Ashen Skin and blk, very drk brown hair
Type 6/Part 1
Light brown/mousey brown hair, brown eyes or blueish/green/greyish eyes
Type 6/Part 2/very specific (we know there won’t be many but…)
Extremely thin I mean thin/loose skin/yellowish skin tone
Type 8/Part 1
Brown hair, pale skin, hazel type eyes
Type 8/Part 2
Drk brn hair, darker skin, brown eyes
Type 11/Part 1
Type 11/Part 2
Latin American/Hispanic types
Type 12/Part 1
Olive skin, gray eyes, black/drk brwn hair
Type 12/Part 2
Pale skin, blonde, blue eyes
Notice the mention of shaving beards in “untraditional” ways!? Also notice that the “types” seem to line up nicely with each of the 12 Districts? For example, Type 6 is extremely thin/loose skin/yellowish skin tone, and the District 6 Tributes in Catching Fire are morphling addicts described as bone thin with sagging yellowish skin. Not to mention the “olive skin and gray eyes” for Type 12, African American for Type 11, and so on.
Also, on July 25, the casting agency’s Facebook page posted that they’re “seeking ex-military/police types 6’0″ caucasian very fit” … peacekeepers, perhaps?
Possible that this is all a coincidence? Sure … but we’re thinking not. So, if you live in the Atlanta area and fit one of these descriptions, visit their Facebook page, their blog or casting announcements (here and here) for more details on applying.
As far as this movie being listed as “The Idiom,” those of you who were around for The Hunger Games filming may recall that the working title “Artemis” was used during production. So it certainly wouldn’t be a far stretch that the folks behind Catching Fire would call it a different name.
Thanks to @RussBowenNews13 for the tip!