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GUTHRIE, Okla. – Film producers in Guthrie say they are searching for Oklahomans who want to be in a movie.

Extras are needed for the docu-drama ‘America,’ which focuses on what the world would be like if the United States had never existed.

Filmmakers will take a closer look at key points in American history to determine how those events not only impacted the United States but also the world.

Organizers say they are looking for extras to fill non-speaking roles on Saturday and Sunday in the City of Guthrie.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the film needs more than 50 African-American adults to act in scenes portraying Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

On Sunday, Jan. 26, organizers say they will be re-enacting the Lincoln-Douglass debates and need dozens of adult men and women of any ethnicity.

Extras are needed to be at a designated location beginning at 6:30 a.m. or 7 a.m.

Organizers say filming should take up most of the day.

Period wardrobe will be provided but Civil War re-enactors are encouraged to bring their own props.

All roles will be paid $50 each.

If you would like a role in ‘America,’ email a photo, including your name, your phone number and clothing size.

Also, place the day you are available in the subject heading of an email send to AmericaMovieExtras@yahoo.com.

If you are selected for a role, you will be contacted by a member of the casting team.

‘America’ is produced by Gerald Molen, who is known for his work on Shindler’s List, and Gray Federickson, who produced The Godfather.

The film is expected to have a nationwide release.