GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Coopersville High School will serve as the main filming locationfor "Touchback," which is set for production in West Michigan thissummer.
"Touchback," starring Brian Presley and written/directed by DonHandfield, will film around the city of Coopersville and on thefootball field starting next month. Some key scenes are set forAug. 13, 16 and 17.
The producers hope for 2,000 extras filling the stadium standsAug. 13. They encourage those who can come only one of the threenights to attend Friday.
Producers will need 1,000 to 1,500 extras on the followingMonday and Tuesday nights. The approximate hours will be 9 p.m. to6 a.m. with refreshments, entertainment and prize drawings.
Crews from the sports drama also are looking for experiencedfootball players to cast as extras.
Players ages 18-30 are being called for casting in thefootball-themed fantasy about getting a second chance at life. Atthe brink of financial disaster, a formerfootball-star-turned-farmer and family man attempts suicide to savehis family.
However, when he wakes up, he finds himself in the past,reliving the events that led up to his career-ending, life-alteringinjury. He is forced to choose between his simple life and the pathto fame and fortune.
Prospective players should not be seeking NCAA eligibilitythrough a college program. Some positions are paid and players willneed to sign up and register online with the casting company Sports Studio, which focuses on getting athletes into movies.
Those interested are invited to e-mail the extras coordinator for moreinformation.
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