by John Stoehr
Just got this. Local actors take note . . .
BODY: For Immediate Release
Re: Movie Dear John
SEEKING BACKGROUND FOR DEAR JOHN
For those interested in working as background on the motion picture adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel Dear John but were unable to attend the casting call, it is not too late!!!!!!
Production is still seeking people of all ages and types. In addition, those with 1996-2001 vehicles in good condition, men with military experience, college age students, men of Middle Eastern or Nigerian descent are especially in need.
Those interested can contact the casting office at email@example.com for further instructions. However, no email photos or submissions can be accepted.
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while home on leave, Dear John will be filmed in the Charleston and Edisto areas.
Actor Channing Tatum will play the character lead of John Tyree. Tatum is known for his roles in G.I. Joe, Stop-Loss, She’s the Man, and Step Up.
Actress Amanda Seyfried of Mamma Mia! and Big Love will play his love interest, Savannah Curtis.
The film is to be directed by the oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom, whose credits include Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Something to Talk About.
Filming is to begin mid-October.