Thursday, January 29, 2009

Movie brings extra appeal: Thousands try to land bit parts in Hilary Swank film

Steve Pardo | The Detroit News | January 29, 2009

CHELSEA -- They came by the thousands, from all walks of life, toughing out icy roads and chilling temperatures Wednesday on the off chance that they might -- just for a second -- be featured in an upcoming Hilary Swank movie.

Officials hoped for a reported 800 for the open casting call -- asking for "muscle-bound men with tattoos ideal." But the line curled and snaked all day, and easily five times that number crowded inside and out of the Comfort Inn Conference Center. Auditions started at 2 p.m. People started lining up earlier than 8 a.m.

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