Extras Needed for Movie Based on Poe's “The Tell-Tale Heart” Shooting in Pomfret, Connecticut

Want to be in a movie? If so and you are an Edgar Allen Poe enthusiast, here's one casting call you won't want to miss this weekend right here in Connecticut.

Synthetic Cinema International needs extras for a masquerade ball scene in its upcoming film "Tell-Tale Lies," a modern day take on Poe's classic story, "The Tell-Tale Heart." The production crew is filming this portion of the film in Pomfret, Connecticut and is looking for volunteer background actors.

The movie will star Beau Mirchoff (MTV's "Awkward," "I Am Number 4"), Alexa PenaVega ("Nashville," "Machete Kills," "Spy Kids"), Renee Olstead (ABC Family’s "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "Still Standing," "Unfriended"), Michael Willett (MTV's "Faking It," "G.B.F."), John Heard (who plays Kevin's father in "Home Alone" and stars in "Big" and "Awakenings") and Sean Patrick Thomas ("Barbershop," "Cruel Intentions," "Save the Last Dance").

Extras will be needed to work from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. You must be 18 or older to participate.

While extras won't be paid, they will be given raffle tickets and five people will win prizes both nights, including big screen television sets, BluRay players, Apple TVs, iPod Minis, DVD collections, T-shirts and more. Ticket holders must be there to collect on their prize.

Extras will have the opportunity to be featured in the movie, meet stars and have some free food.

You can sign up to be an extra at www.syntheticcinema.com/telltale-lies-extras.

Information is also available on that website for hair, make-up and attire. The production company will call people who sign up to confirm their participation.

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