For the starry-eyed, an open casting call

January 29, 1993|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer

Would-be movie stars may find themselves sharing a set with Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage as a result of tomorrow's open casting call in Towson for a film that is to begin production next month.

The filmmakers of "Guarding Tess" could need as many as 1,500 non-union bit players over the course of an eight-week filming period, according to a spokeswoman for the local Central Casting agency.

Oldies radio station WQSR-FM (105.7) is sponsoring tomorrow's open call, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towson Commons.

"They primarily are looking for adults, and we know they need a lot of people," said Kim Hubbard, promotions coordinator for WQSR. Station personalities will be at the audition all day.

Applicants should show up with a resume and a photo, although the radio station will photograph anyone who forgets to bring along their own snapshot.

"Basically, it's not necessary for anyone to have any experience," said the Central Casting spokeswoman, who emphasized that the call is for adults -- not teens or children.

The film, being mounted by On Guard Productions, tells the story of a former first lady (Ms. MacLaine) and the Secret Service agent (Mr. Cage) assigned to protect her. A number of Baltimore and Maryland locations are planned, and the film's stars will be in the area for many of the scenes, according to sources.

EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

What: Casting call for the movie "Guarding Tess."

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Where: Towson Commons, downtown Towson.

Call: 333-6632; 825-1000.

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