Monday, September 1, 2014

News
'Selma' Movie Gets Local Flavor from Dozens of Extras
By George McDonald


From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Filming for the movie 'Selma' has brought hundreds of people into the city of Selma to work on the movie.

Hundreds of people are being used as extras in the movie -- and dozens of them are from the Selma and Montgomery area.
 
They're taking part in scenes re-creating the historic marches that happened in Selma back in 1965.

"My first of hearing it, I said I've got to be, I must be and I wants to be in the movie," said movie extra Mae Frances Brown of Selma.

Movie extra Ardreana Thompson is from Sardis in Dallas County.

"Now I see what actually took place and to read it in the history books, its one thing, to actually get here and get a chance to relive it, its beautiful," said Thompson.

Movie officials are still in need of extras. They're looking for white males from 20 to 40 years old.

For more info go to selmaextras@cynthiastillwellcasting.com.