Pittsburgh has served as the backdrop for many recent Hollywood hits, including Perks of Being a Wallflower and Jack Reacher, both of which filmed scenes in Dormont.
Now, a new flick is coming to town and a casting call is out for extras age 18 and older.
Crews began shooting “The Fault in Our Stars” across the river in Oakmont Borough Monday, Aug. 26, and are expected to continue filming in the area, and possibly elsewhere in Pittsburgh, through Sept. 7.
On Monday, trucks, lighting equipment and food tents—but not glimpse of the film’s stars—could be seen on 11th Street in between Hulton Road and Virginia Avenue as filming took place.
The movie stars Shailene Woodley, who won acclaim for her role in “The Descendents,” as Hazel Grace Lancaster, a terminally ill teen who falls in love with Augustus Walters, an amputee she meets at her cancer support group for kids.
Ansel Elgort, who also has been cast in the highly-anticipated “Divergent" film based on the series of best-selling young adult novels, plays Augustus.
“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on the popular novel of the same name by John Green.
Although the plot tackles serious topics, including love, death and terminal illness, the novel is known for its light touch and comic moments. Josh Boone is directing the movie version.
Besides Pittsburgh, which will stand in for novel’s location in Indianapolis, filming will take place in Amsterdam. A crew member on the set Monday also said scenes are expected to be shot at Oakmont Country Club.
This isn’t the first time Hollywood has come calling in Oakmont.Parts of the Tom Cruise flick “Jack Reacher,” formerly called "One Shot," were filmed in Oakmont. The borough also was featured in the 1992 comedy "Passed Away."
"The Fault in Our Stars" is scheduled to be released in 2015 and will be distributed by Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of 20th Century Fox.
Got a hankering to be in a Hollywood movie?
The Nancy Mosser Casting company is looking for extras age 18 and older for various days on "The Fault in Our Stars" set in Pittsburgh.
Send your photo, age, location in an email to Tfios.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify if you have a car or a dog.