GARFIELD HEIGHTS -- On Saturday, there was a casting call and tryouts for football players ages 18 to 25 and all ethnicities for the movie "Draft Day," which will be filmed in the Cleveland area and is about the Cleveland Browns.
It was held at Garfield Heights High School Football Field at 4900 Turney Road in Garfield Heights.
Filmmakers were looking for paid extras ages 18-25 who had played college football.
Extras are used throughout filming to provide authenticity to scenes and to reinforce the creative vision of the director. Extras are paid for their work on set.
If hired, players must be available to rehearse on May 16, 17 and shoot May 18 in Cleveland (or possibly Columbus).
Details on "Draft Day"
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.
He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
In addition to Kevin Costner, the movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary. The film will also feature NFL players Demario Davis, James Brewer, Ramses Barden, Zoltan Mesko and Stephen Hill. NFL and ESPN on-air talent Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock, Deion Sanders, Rich Eisen, Mel Kiperand and Chris Berman will also pop up in the "Draft Day."
The film is being directed by Ivan Reitman.