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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

'Just Go With It' casting call draws thousands

Advertiser Staff

The prospect of being an extra in the upcoming Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston movie "Just Go With It" drew thousands of hopefuls Saturday to the Lipoa Center in Kīhei.

The casting call had people lining up to apply as extras at the Kīhei Charter School, at the former Hapa's restaurant location. From there, the line stretched out to Lipoa Street.

"It was nuts," said Wailea resident Angela Hess, who said there were 1,200 people ahead of her in line when she and her boyfriend, Patrick Woods, arrived at 9:30 a.m. "We waited for three hours before we got in."

Maui Film Commissioner Benita Brazier said more than 3,000 people showed up to apply to be extras in the movie, but not all could be accommodated.

Casting director Rachel Sutton said she was grateful the Maui community turned out in such large numbers.

"We are regretful that we weren't able to see everybody," she said. "We're going to find other opportunities for them to sign up for the film."

The movie is scheduled to begin shooting next month for four to six weeks in Wailea.