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Last Witch Hunter movie, with Vin Diesel, looking for red-haired female stand-in

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

“The Last Witch Hunter” is looking for a stand-in for a red-haired actress. 

 The movie, which will shoot in Pittsburgh, stars Vin Diesel as an immortal witch hunter who partners with a female witch to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity. The cast also includes Michael Caine and Rose Leslie. 
 
Here are the details: 
 
The production needs someone who is 5-feet-6, 115 pounds and with a pale complexion. The hair color must match and previous stand-in experience is preferred.
 
Hopefuls must be available Aug. 18 for a camera test, if requested, and then Aug. 22 along with Sept. 5 to Dec. 5 although the person would not work every day but ideally would be available.  The job pays $10 an hour. 
 
If interested, send an email with Red Hair Stand-In in the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include two photos, a headshot or current photo along with a full body picture. Also include stand-in experience, confirm you live in the Pittsburgh area, are available the above dates and will participate in a camera test if requested. 
 
Still to come is information on how to be an extra. 

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Jennifer Connelly coming to Pittsburgh for "American Pastoral"

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

jconnelly481975317BD00099 UK PremierJennifer Connelly has joined “American Pastoral,” expected to shoot here with actor Ewan McGregor in March.
 
That’s the word from Variety which reports Connelly will play the wife of McGregor, cast as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, devoted family man and hard worker who inherits his father’s Newark glove factory. He is brought to life in Philip Roth’s 1997 “American Pastoral” novel.
 
In late June, Lakeshore Entertainment confirmed that it would return to the Pittsburgh area for a third time after filming “The Mothman Prophecies” starring Richard Gere here in 2001 and “One for the Money” with Katherine Heigl in 2010. 
 
Footage shot here in fall 2012 will be used to help the movie, which takes place from the late 1940s to late ’70s, establish different seasons. “American Pastoral” is expected to film here for 40 days. 
 
Phillip Noyce, who directed Angelina Jolie in “Salt,” Michael Caine in “The Quiet American” and Kenneth Branagh in “Rabbit-Proof Fence” among other projects, will direct the movie.
 
John Romano, who wrote the screenplay for “The Lincoln Lawyer” based on Michael Connelly’s successful courtroom thriller about an attorney operating out of the back of his Lincoln sedan, is adapting Roth’s book for the big screen. Lakeshore executives Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce “American Pastoral.”  
 
The book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1998, is about Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school (class of 1950) who grows up in the postwar boom, marries a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s factory. 
 
But in 1968, the couple’s teenage daughter plants a homemade bomb in the village post office, a misguided and deadly attack on a symbol of the government during the Vietnam War. She disappears into something similar to the Weather Underground, and lives and dreams turn to ashes
 
(Photo shows Jennifer Connelly at the United Kingdom premiere of "Noah." Photo by Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International.) 

 

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PSO looking for student singers

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The Pittsburgh Symphony is seeking young singers for its Student Chorale. More from the PSO:

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Director Christine Hestwood are looking for high school- and college-age singers to join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale. The Chorale will perform during the PNC Pops performance of "Heroes and Villains" on October 17-19.

Created by the late Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Music Director Emeritus Robert Page, the Student Chorale provides student performers the unique opportunity to perform on the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. "Heroes and Villains," conducted by Lucas Richman, features music from a variety of movie scores.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale is open to high school students in grades 10 to 12, as well as college singers. The chorale will total 60 members and all rehearsals will take place in October. Choral directors can nominate quartets of students by filling out the nomination form found at pittsburghsymphony.org/heroes. Nominations are due by September 5. For more information about the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale, please contact Hestwood at 412-977-2047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Fault in Our Stars DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 16, with deleted scenes

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

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tfioscoverthumbnailCatching up with some news about the DVD release of “The Fault in Our Stars" starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
 
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release it on Sept. 16 on Blu-ray and DVD with an extended version of the movie — although no specifics on how much additional footage there is. But writer John Green, along with Ben Avon resident Sophie Guest, should appear in one of the deleted scenes.
 
Here are the details:
 
“The Fault in Our Stars” Little Infinities Extended Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack Special features 
— Extended version
— Extended cut audio commentary by director Josh Boone and Green
— 6 deleted scenes (including commentary)
— The Stars Align: Book to Screen 
— Plus all of the features on the DVD
 
The Fault in Our Stars Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack Special features 
 — Audio commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
— 6 deleted scenes (including commentary)
— The Stars Align: Book to Screen
— Plus all of the features on the DVD
 
“The Fault in Our Stars” DVD Special features 
— Theatrical cut audio commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
— Promotional featurettes: The cast, The making of “The Fault in Our Stars,” The transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars
 

 

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Wiz Khalifa will play live concert tonight on SiriusXM

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wiz04Just announced today: Wiz Khalifa, who delivered one of his best local performances Friday night at the First Niagara Pavilion, will perform an exclusive invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Studio At Webster Hall in New York City tonight. 

It will air at 9 p.m. via satellite on Shade 45 (channel 45) and will also be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com

 

After the broadcast, the concert will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for listeners listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.

 

 

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