Casting call today in Grantville
by W. Winston Skinner
A movie is being filmed in Grantville, and there is a casting call today.
“They want all ages,” said Mayor Jim Sells, who met with officials with the film earlier in the week. The casting call will be held at 22 Main St. today, Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m.
Sells said the scene is a small town festival, similar to Grantville Days. In addition to people to be in those scenes, there is a need for automobiles “like you’d put in a small town car show,” Sells said.
“The movie stars Vince Vaughn, and the director is Peter Billingsley,” Sells said. He said the two men spent Tuesday morning in the south Coweta town “preparing for the movie shoot next month.”
Vaughn, 43, has appeared in such films as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Four Christmases.”
Billingsley has been a producer and editor as well as a director. He got his start in Hollywood as a child star — including playing Ralphie in the iconic “A Christmas Story.”