New $30 Million Lionsgate Movie Being Filmed in Charlotte – Seeking Paid Extras

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Lionsgate is now turning the best selling book Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret into a full-length movie, and they are filling the entire production right here in Charlotte.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate studio “has committed to a green light on a film with a budget in the $30 million range.”

The book and soon-to-be movie tells the story of an 11-year-old girl named Margaret Simon in 6th grade. She creates a secret club with 3 of her friends where they talk about common issues related to liking boys, buying her first bra, and getting her first period. Much of the story also focuses on Margaret’s faith journey, including the experience of being raised in a home with a Christian mother and a Jewish father.

The studio is now seeking over 1,200 paid actors and extras around the Charlotte region to be filmed over the next few months.

Kimmie Stewart Casting is in charge of casting each of the sets. They will be regularly posting specific roles and requests on their Facebook page here.

Their latest call is for:

—BUS DRIVER – ages 25 & up. This films Thursday, May 20. Must get Covid tested on Thursday & fitting on Friday.
–Looking for ages 7 & up for our upcoming SYNAGOGUE scene. This films Friday, MAY 21. Fittings will be on Friday of THIS week, Monday, April 26 & Tuesday, April 27. If submitting as a family please include everyone in one email. Children must have a parent or guardian work with them in this scene.
—Looking for ages 9 & up for an upscale, fancy Theater scene. This films Saturday, May 22. Fittings will begin Wednesday, April 28 through Friday, April 29. If submitting as a family please include everyone in one email. Children must have a parent or guardian work with them in this scene.

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