HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of Hawaii Hollywood hopefuls stopped by the Olelo Mapunapuna Media Center Sunday looking to land a role in a 20th Century FOX movie scheduled to shoot this summer in Oahu.
"The call wasn't supposed to start until 10 a.m., but by 6:30 we had 500 to 600 people lined up ready to go," said Hawaii Casting Director Katie Doyle.
The plot is being kept under wraps, but it's described as a mother-daughter action comedy featuring Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn and comic star Amy Schumer. According to the IMDB page, Jonathan Levine is set to direct. He was a producer on "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine. That film was shot entirely in Hawaii in 2015.
"We have a particular type of person and look that we are seeking," said Doyle.
The official film title hasn't been released, but the movie is searching for background extras who will pass for South American locals. Old junk cars and mopeds are needed, as well as Latin dancers and soccer players.
Applicant Shaun Dunnigan hopes his son gets lucky. "He's just a natural ham and actress, very friendly," he said. "He runs around plays and stuff and he's a good listener too."
7-year-old Aliyah Torres thinks she's got what it takes, too. "I do baseball, karate and swimming," she said.
Doyle believes Hawaii is a unique place to film and that open casting calls such as these means more jobs and a boost to the economy.
"It means work for people," said Doyle. "This is all paid work. We don't want anyone work for free."
Applicant Warren Kwan agrees.
"It gives better awareness to Hawaii," Warren said. "I think the more people that represent Hawaii in the movie allows everyone else, worldwide, to be exposed to that."
Applicants should know if they are selected in the upcoming weeks. The film will be shooting in Oahu between May and August 2016 at undisclosed locations.