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Channing Tatum movie needs extras but only men need apply (sorry)

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

peoplemagcoverblog1121This just in: The movie starring the sexiest man alive — Channing Tatum — will hold another casting call Dec. 1 although this time, the production is looking for men only. Yes, a collective sigh just went up in Pittsburgh.

What is being called the Untitled Fair Hill Project (also known as "Foxcatcher") needs men ONLY to work as extras for various dates from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21. In addition to Tatum, the Bennett Miller movie stars Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller.

Men ages 21 and older, all types and ethnicities, are needed to play characters in the wrestling world such as arena announcers, coaches, trainers, officials, score keepers/timekeepers, photographers, news crews, journalists and wrestling fans or spectators. No experience necessary.

A casting call for men only will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh. (Zip is 15219 if you're using GPS.)

Bring a recent, non-returnable photo. Extras will be paid up to $100 for a 12-hour day and meals will be provided.

Women who are interested in extra work on the production can send an email with a recent photo, contact information and any experience to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Do NOT go to the call and do not email me, since I cannot help you meet Tatum. I can't meet him, either.

Anyone who is already registered, meaning you went to the previous call or sent an email, does not need to reapply.

The movie is the real-life story of a chemical fortune heir who went to prison for killing an Olympic gold medalist and wrestler.

Directed by Oscar nominee Miller, who made "Capote" and "Moneyball," the movie is about John du Pont, great-great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the industrialist who founded the chemical company.

In January 1996, he shot and killed David Schultz, a 1984 gold medal winner who came to live and train at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that Mr. du Pont had built on his 800-acre property in Newtown Square, Pa.

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