Central Kentucky, get ready for another close-up. Producers of Secretariat, Disney’s movie about the 1973 Triple Crown winner, will cast for extras next week in preparation for filming in the state for two weeks late this month and in early October.
Oscar nominee Diane Lane will play Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery.
Secretariat will cast for extras in Lexington and Louisville, and the call is open to anyone, even folks with no acting experience.
Louisville: Show up anytime 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue. Park at the Longfield lot, enter at Gate 10, and report to the fourth floor.
Lexington: Show up anytime 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, 1800 Newton Pike. Use the north entrance and go to Salon H and G.
Griffin Gate was also the site for extras casting for Seabiscuit in 2002 and Elizabethtown in 2004.
The casting notice says directors are looking for all ages and types. You will need to bring a non-returnable photo of yourself. Computer printouts of snapshots are OK. No photos will be taken on site.