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Hollywood Seeks Classic Cars

The upcoming movie "Labor Day" is being shot in Winchester on Tuesday and needs classic cars for the scene.

Do you have a classic car just sitting in your garage? Well, now you have a chance to show it off for Hollywood and make some cash, too.

Boston Casting Inc. is searching for '70s and '80s cars for the "Labor Day" movie shoot at Tuesday afternoon.

The shoot starts at 2 p.m., according to a Boston Casting news release. The shoot is expected to last for six to eight hours, but drivers should be prepared for a full 12-hour day.

"People will work as extras with their cars," the release said. "The cars will likely be used as props parked on the street."

Extras will be paid $64 for eight hours plus an additional $20 for the car.

The upcoming movie "Labor Day," starring Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet and Tobey Maguire, has been shot in Acton, Sudbury and Waltham since June 25.

Director Jason Reitman, also known for "Juno" and "Up In The Air", will be filming dominate locations of the movie in Acton till Aug. 22. Winslet's character's home is based on Piper Road in Acton. Winslet's character also teaches an exercise class to seniors at the .

The movie focuses on depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry, who offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride, according to IMDb. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

If you're interested in showing off your car, email Boston Casting at bostonperiodcars@gmail.com. You will be contacted directly.

For ongoing coverage of the film, check Acton Patch.

Audrey Loria August 07, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Is this also related to the filming being done in the flats this afternoon?
Lindsey Davidson (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Audrey, I do believe so. I tried to make contact with some of the set crew on scene this afternoon and was unsuccessful. The director normally doesn't announce the location and times of shots for safety reasons. They were just short some cars and released this information about it.
Katherine Waters-Clark August 07, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Fun to see Winchester used in a film!
JT August 07, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Yes, it is exciting to have the town be part of the movie! However, some residents of the flats were never notified about the filming and were unable to get into and/or out of their own homes at certain times during the day because of it. It would be beneficial if the town could notify residents ahead of time if this situation occurs again, as this would help residents plan their day accordingly as well as facilitate the film crew's work.
Jocko Conlon August 07, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Heard about this last night. The friend that told me,was so excited,thinking all the film's principals would be hanging out on Salisbury waiting to greet those who arrived on the scene. It don't work that way. Having been a resident of other locales popular as film backdrops,the glamour goes down the storm drain,when some overzealous A.D.,holds your home prisoner-w/you in it. Or worse,w/you refused entry!

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