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Male extras sought for Ben Stiller prison escape movie

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Ben Stiller (center) on a walk-through of SCI-Pittsburgh in June 2017
Ben Stiller (center) on a walk-through of SCI-Pittsburgh in June 2017

Ben Stiller and Showtime network are looking for men to work as paid background performers in an upcoming mini-series called “Escape at Dannemora,” being filmed in Pittsburgh.

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano, this show is an authentic drama based on the escape from Clinton Correctional in 2015 in Dannemora, N.Y.

Mosser Casting will hold an open call for guys ages 18 and older will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 7 at the former Western Penitentiary, 3001 Beaver Ave., on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Wearing a tank top is encouraged and tattoos are a plus. They are also searching for men with corrections officer experience. All ethnicities welcome.

Filming will take place between Oct. 23-Nov. 3.

Details: 412-621-1160 or

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.

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