Extra casting begins for 'Deepwater Horizon'
BATON ROUGE - Casting agents are looking for people associated with the oil and gas industry to be part of a movie about the 2010 BP Oil Spill.
The movie is reportedly going to star Mark Wahlberg. It is being advertised as 'Deepwater Horizon' and will be based off a New York Times report in December 2010 outlining the events leading up to the explosion and spill. More specific plot information has not been released.
Eleven people were killed and 17 people were hurt when the rig exploded. Oil spilled into the Gulf for weeks until the leak at the bottom was capped.
Agents said they are looking for men and women with rig, merchant marine or Coast Guard experience. According to a website advertising the production, the film will shoot between May and August.
People interested in the shoot are asked to email their name, phone number, city of residence and experience to DEEPWATER@CENTRALCASTING.COM.
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