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Local Extras Needed for Jack Layton Biopic

August 9, 2012 10:24 AM | Entertainment

Former NDP leader Jack Layton at a campaign rally in Gatineau, Quebec on April 3, 2011. (NDP)

Volunteer extras are being sought for the production of “Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story.”

The biopic chronicling the life of the late NDP leader began production in Winnipeg last week.

The movie is looking for hundreds of extras to help recreate Jack Layton’s walk onto the stage of the Toronto Convention Centre where he greeted his supporters and celebrate the first time Canadians asked the NDP Party to be Canada’s official opposition.

Extras are being asked to wear business casual attire (men in dress shirts, sport shirts, ties, sweater vests and khakis / women in two-piece suits, dress pants, dress skirts, blouses and sweaters). Colours can be orange, neutrals, grey, tan and brown.

The shoot will take place Tuesday, August 14 from 4-10 p.m. at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Extras must be 18 years of age and older and are asked to refrain from wearing jeans, colours including black, red and white.

To register as a volunteer extra, e-mail thejacklaytonstory@gmail.com or call (204) 944-4951.