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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Movie hopefuls queue up in Waikiki

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Kula Van Dorpe (far right) wore a British officer's costume to a casting call for extras today in Waikiki for the upcoming filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Producers said they were looking for strange-looking men with odd body types, missing limbs, and other pirate-like features.

KENT NISHIMURA | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Dozens lined up at the Waikiki Community Center Saturday morning hoping to be picked as extras in the next "Pirates of the Carribean" movie.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting in Hawaii starting in June for a May 2011 release.

Casting agent Sande Akessi is seeking extras with bulging eyes, large noses and gaunt appearances to play the parts of pirates in the film.

"I would really love an albino," Alessi said last week. The filmmakers are looking for men age 18 to 60 of all ethnicities to act as pirates and sailors of two to three ships.

Johnny Depp will again star in the "Pirates" film, the fourth in the series. Filming will take place on O'ahu and possibly on Kaua'i.

The casting call continues through 4 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Community Center, 310 Paoakalani Ave., in Waikiki.

On Sunday, the casting call resumes at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy Street, in Lihue.