NewsLocal NewsCleveland Metro


There's still time to be an extra in 2 movies filming in Cleveland

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 07:09:36-05

CLEVELAND — If you've ever dreamt of appearing on the silver screen, two feature films are set to finish filming in Cleveland and extras are still needed.

The first film, called “Cherry,” is based on a true story of a former army medic who struggles with opioid addiction after serving in Iraq, and his subsequent time he spent as a bank robber to support his drug addiction.

Directed by the Russo Brothers, it stars Bill Skarsgård from the "IT" movies and Tom Holland of "Spider-Man" fame. The movie will be shot in Cleveland through December.

The second film, currently known as the "Untitled Fred Hampton Project,” is based on true events about Fred Hampton, the outspoken leader of the Chicago Black Panther Party and his formation of the Rainbow Coalition in the late 60s.

The movie is helmed by Ryan Coogler, who directed Marvel's "Black Panther." It stars Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Standfield, who both appeared in the film "Get Out."

The film is the account of unlikely groups uniting as allies to fight for a shared goal to combat racism and police brutality.

Produced by Warner Bros., the movie will film in Cleveland through December.

You can register here to be notified about casting opportunities. more information can be found on the casting agency's Facebook page, here.

Below are the positions needed for each film, according to the casting agency:

“Untitled Fred Hampton Project,” produced by Warner Bros.

Role: FBI Agent from 1960’s Chicago

Who: Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic males in ages 20 to 60.

When: Dec. 9tin Cleveland. This film takes place in the late 60s so all director-selected extras must make themselves available for a weekday wardrobe fitting in Cleveland before the shoot day.

Rate: $10/hr with a guarantee of 8 hours paid.

Shoot Date: Must have full day availability on Dec. 9 Start time and exact location TBD. Paid Fitting Dates: Choose time slot on Wed/Thu./Fri. Dec. 4, 5 or 6.

To submit - via email only: Email

Insert in Subject Line: WB FBI 12-9-19

Include: Name, phone, height, weight, chest size, waist size, city where you reside. Attach 2-3 current photos in good lighting — one headshot, one must be full body. Please use your phone to take photos specifically for this. No black & white pictures, no hats, sunglasses, filters, effects, old pictures or other people in the photo.

“Cherry”, directed by the Russo brothers:

Role: Army Bootcamp Soldier

Notes: All talent must attend a mandatory Bootcamp Training on Sat. Dec. 7. There will be no filming on this day, but extras will be paid for this training. All talent must be willing to buzz or shave their head, have a clean shaven face, and be in boxer shorts.

Who: Males, athletic build, any ethnicity, ages 18-25 (No one under 18 may submit)

When: Dec. 7 is mandatory for EVERYONE. Must be available Dec. 16 and 17. Other days include Dec. 12, 13, and 18. Priority given to those available all five days.

Rate: $9/hour with a guarantee of 8 hours paid. $75 extra for any/every day wearing boxers on set

To submit - via email only: Email

Insert in Subject Line: Bootcamp

Include: Name, phone, all dates fully available, city where you reside, height and weight. If you have been on “Cherry” set, list what you played/date(s) you were there. Attached 3 current, CLEAR photos. Important: for this job, we need you to take photos specifically for this submission. 1) headshot 1) full body with shirt on 1) full body with shirt off. Do not submit photos with hats, sunglasses, filters on the photo or black and white photos.


Help wanted: Thousands of extras needed for 2 movies filming in Cleveland this fall

Filming of Russo brothers film 'Cherry' to impact traffic in Cleveland Heights next week

Russo Brothers start filming new movie in Cleveland