The film, titled “Ring of Fire,” profiles the life of June Carter Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, spanning from her childhood growing up in a singing household of performers in the late 1930s through her years with her famous husband until her death in 2003.
Bill Marinella, who is responsible for casting extras for the film, said anyone 18 years old and older is invited to come to the Canton Theatre at 12:45 p.m. to be a volunteer extra.
They are looking for about 150 extras to participate in the shoot, he said.
Marinella said extras should wear solid, classic shirts and slacks or dresses or vintage 1940s-era clothing. Extras should expect to film for about four or five hours and eat lunch prior to arrival, he said.
As many as 100 or more people could also be working on the shoot at the local theater, he said.
In the release, the casting company said signs will show potential extras where to park downtown.
The storyline is based on a book written by their son, John Carter Cash, titled “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.”
Directed by Allison Anders, the biopic will film throughout the summer in various locations throughout Atlanta and will premiere on the Lifetime network sometime later this year.
The scene filmed in the Canton Theatre will be set in the 1940s and features June Carter as a young girl, Marinella said.
He could not confirm whether Jewel would be at Monday’s shoot.
“We’re encouraging people to wear some type of period wardrobe,” Marinella said. “We’re trying to recreate that moment back in time.”
Marinella said he’s looking to get the community involved — those participating can expect give-aways for CDs and prizes throughout the afternoon.
Though production officials were responsible for selecting filming locations, Marinella said he thought Canton was a good selection for the storyline.
“They’re trying to recreate something from the past and that’s what Canton has — a classic, timeless feel,” Marinella said.
Marinella’s company, Bill Marinella Casting, is based out of Atlanta and has helped cast extras for many locally-filmed movies, including the remake of “Footloose”, “American Reunion” and the Lifetime television series “Drop Dead Diva.”
Marinella said participants looking for more work can sign up for the company’s database for other paid extra work in other current and future productions. All inquiries about should be directed to email@example.com.