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May 10, 2011 1:28 PM

Extras sought for Western being filmed at Old Tucson

TUCSON - A period Western titled "To Kill a Memory" will be filming at Old Tucson Studios later this month, and the film production company is looking for 50 men, women and children of all ages to appear as extras.

According to a release from Old Tucson Studios, "To Kill a Memory," directed by Dustin Rikert and starring Ernie Hudson, Kix Brooks, and James Karen, is set in the 1920's and follows a young journalist who sets out to learn the truth behind "The Mid-Day Massacre," a notorious bank heist.

Old Tucson Studios will be open to the general public during filming days - Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 31, but performance times may be adjusted and the Mescal set will be closed.

Freewill Films representatives say they are looking for about 50 period-dressed background extra volunteers for filming. Food will be provided to the volunteers. In order to be considered for the role of an extra, interested parties must meet at the Old Tucson Studios front gate in period costume (circa 1890) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. this Thursday, May 12. Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to attend the casting call.

Old Tucson Studios has been featured in over 300 feature film and TV Westerns, making it Hollywood's most famous western movie location, according to the release.

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