GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - An open casting call for the movie "Touchback" drew hundreds of people Thursday andFriday.
About 500 people auditioned for paid and nonpaid positions asextras for the movie, filming in West Michigan.
Tryouts for football players will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4 andThursday, Aug. 5, in Coopersville. More than 1,200 people alreadyhave registered for the tryout, including some former DetroitLions.
If you want to try out for a role as a football player, you will need to register online before Monday, Aug. 2. No walk-ups will be allowed.
For people still interested in getting involved with the movie,late night football scenes will be shot Aug. 12, 13, 16 and 17 atthe Coopersville High School football field. If you want to be anextra, you can email the Touchback extras coordinator for moreinformation at email@example.com.
The unpaid extras will fill the stands during the shoot.Filmmakers will be giving away prizes and other incentives to theextras.
We get a brief break from the "lake-effect machine" Friday.
A few flurries occurred Thursday night. Lows held in the teens and the wind relaxed to the 5 to 10 mph range, with 20s at the Lake Michigan.
On Thursday, the medical examiner's office said CMU student Kelly Markatos died as a result of the eating disorder bulimia.