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Sep 12, 2013 1:17 PM by Faye DeHoff

Open casting call for movie this weekend at Old Tucson

TUCSON- Ever wanted to be in a movie? You may have your chance this weekend as an open casting call is being held at the Old Tucson studios.

New Deal Studios and Old Tucson have announced that principal photography on a western feature film, the sequel to Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink (shot earlier this year in Tucson), will begin November 7, 2013 at Old Tucson, Mescal and surrounding areas.

Open-call casting auditions will be held at Old Tucson on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Casting is open to men and women of all ages. The casting directors will also be having actors read for a small number of speaking roles as well. Specific casting will be aimed at men and woman of Chinese decent. Those attending are asked to dress in period 1890s costume and to bring a headshot and resume, if available. Please do not bring any firearms.

The feature-length film will be directed by Matthew Gratzner. Producers include Jeffery Patterson, Shannon Gans and Gatzner. According to Executive Producer Jeffery Patterson, the film will be a thrilling, tasteful, PG-13 rated classic for all ages. "Our films, which pay homage to the early masters of the genre, will not only be recognized, but celebrated. It will have the restraint and respectability of George Steven's SHANE and John Ford's numerous classics."

Director Matthew Gratzner will be attending the casting calls. Matthew is co-founder and creative supervisor of New Deal Studios, having worked on such films as "The Dark Knight", "Iron Man", "The Departed", "Hugo", "Cowboys and Aliens", "Shutter Island" and "The Aviator".

Filming is expected to continue through mid-December with additional filming taking place at Old Tucson's Mescal location. "We scouted all over New Mexico and Arizona and there's only one place I considered filming "Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink", and that was Old Tucson and Mescal. The rich history and amazing locations that Old Tucson and Mescal offer are beyond compare, and I am thrilled to be a part of this great Western filmmaking tradition," Patterson stated.

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