JULIETTE, Ga. — Our #Scene13 team reports that a major casting company is looking for extras for a shoot in Juliette next month and the most likely project is one starring Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, and Ray Romano.
C.L. Casting put out a call for Caucasian men for a 1969 period NASA shoot in Juliette on December 9th.
C.L. Casting has since put out an additional casting call for males and females ages 18 and up. Extras must be willing to have 1960's haircuts.
The work date is listed as December 9th, in Juliette. The post can be found on their Facebook page.
C.L. Casting is the same company that provided Movie Extras for the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford , and “Best Of Enemies” starring Taraji P. Hinson and Sam Rockwell, which each filmed in Macon.
The pay is actually higher than average for extras which would point to a major production. People who are selected as extras are promised $75 for their fitting day in November, and a guaranteed $182 for a shooting day that could last up to 12 hours, with another $50 to cover gas on the two days.
If Juliette, the home of a sleepy mill village that served as a backdrop for the movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes” seems like an odd choice for a NASA shoot, in 2017, Georgia Power’s Plant Scherer served as the setting for a NASA scene in the Oscar-winning movie “First Man” starring Ryan Gosling. The film was about Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon and the dramatic space race against the Soviet Union that made it all happen.
The most likely candidate for this movie is “Project Artemis”. ProductionList.com says it was scheduled to start shooting around Atlanta in late October. Movie Insider also confirms Project Artemis is shooting in Georgia.
A Savannah-area TV station is also reporting that there is a casting call for a shoot for “Project Artemis” near Savannah in late November and early December.
IMDB says the Apple TV+ movie production centers on the space race in the 1960’s although any other information about the plot is tightly guarded right now. Confirmed stars include Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, and Ray Romano. The movie website also says Rose Gilroy wrote the screenplay, and Greg Berlanti is the director.
There’s no confirmation whether any of the main stars will be in central Georgia for the shoot.
Insider publication Deadline.com says Apple paid up to $100 million for production rights on the movie.
There is a tie between Scarlett Johannson and Macon. Several scenes for the Marvel Production “Black Widow” which she starred in, was filmed in and around Macon’s Terminal Station in 2019.
Georgia Power told 13WMAZ they could not confirm the specific inquiry at this time but included the following statement.
"Georgia Power facilities or properties are frequently requested as locations for Georgia’s burgeoning movie industry. In fact, in partnership with the state, we’ve helped bring in over $2.7 billion in film industry spending to Georgia and we have a website devoted to this. We're happy to help grow this exciting industry in Georgia but cannot confirm the specific inquiry at this time.