Casting for Mississippi movie coming soon

HATTIESBURG — Future Mississippi movie stars may take their first steps toward fame in a couple of weeks.

The Hattiesburg American reported on Saturday that casting for extras and minor roles could begin in the Mississippi Delta as crews prepare to shoot “The Help,” a DreamWorks Studios film based on a best-selling book.

Producer Brunson Green says the film crew is now focused on a few specific parts, such as white twins or triplets who could play girls around 3. Green said open call auditions will soon be announced.

Director Tate Taylor, who also wrote the movie’s script, said the a search for people to fill a few speaking roles will take place toward the end of filming.

The book is a tale about black maids living in Jackson in the 1960s.

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