Valdosta-Lowndes County, it’s time to get your zombie on.

Extras Casting Inc. will audition area folks today for extras to play zombies in a planned film called “Zombieland,” says Patrick Ingram, Extras Casting director.

It is an open casting call welcoming anyone, favoring people who are mostly 18 years and older, to play zombies in a movie, which Ingram says is to be filmed at Wild Adventures in February.

“We picked Valdosta because of the amusement park,” Ingram says. Wild Adventures would not confirm or deny the filming. The park is closed to the general public through mid-March.

In addition to Valdosta, the movie will also be filmed in Atlanta.

The Internet Movie Database (imbd.com) provides a “Zombieland” synopsis: “In a world overrun by zombies, a guy described as ‘the most frightened person on Earth’ looks to find refuge for a band of people to safety.”

Internet traffic on the movie also mentions “an old funeral that is turned into a morbid attraction called Zombieland.”

“Zombieland” is described as a comedy-horror movie, even a “buddy picture,” about a “mismatched pair of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will reportedly be released in either late 2009 or in 2010.

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are slated to star in the movie.

Eisenberg, who starred in “The Squid and the Whale,” will reportedly play “Flagstaff, a terrified shut-in whose cowardice makes him an expert at surviving the zombies but who is forced out of his shell to join the band of survivors, which includes Harrelson,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ruben Fleischer has been tapped to direct. The screenplay was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Columbia Pictures and Sony have also been linked to the film.

For the auditions, all a person needs to do, Ingram says, is show up. Audition organizers will take photographs and get pertinent information about each person auditioning.

People will be asked to pretend to be zombies. Ingram hopes to attract a good-sized crowd for the audition and keep the process moving.

Persons selected for these roles will also be paid, he says.



Valdosta’s “Zombieland” auditions are scheduled for 4-8 p.m. today, 1711 Ellis Drive. Call 244-8642 for more details.

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