- Staff Staff Writer
A major motion picture starring a few Academy Award winners is looking for extras during filming in Cincinnati.
D. Lynn Meyers Casting will hold an open call this week for extras to appear in the movie “The Old Man and the Gun.”
The movie will star Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover and Casey Affleck, according to Internet Movie Database.
Affleck won an Oscar last month for his leading role in “Manchester by the Sea.”
The open call will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Xavier University’s Gallagher Student Center at 3800 Victory Parkway, according to the casting agency’s Facebook page.
The casting company says people should wear 1970s-era clothing to the audition.
Another post on the casting company’s Facebook page seeking a photo double of Redford indicated the movie will film in Cincinnati this April.
According to IMDB, the movie tells the story of an elderly bank robber now living in retirement community and “looks to spice things up with another heist.”
In 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich increased the tax incentive that Ohio offers for film projects to be produced in Ohio from $20 million a year to $40 million a year for the next two years.
The legislation helps Ohio attract movies to the area. The motion picture tax incentive returns $2.01 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested by the incentive.