Extras still sought for Spielberg's 'Lincoln' film in Va.

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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Extras are still being sought for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which will be filmed in Richmond and Petersburg.

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Casting director for extras Billy Dowd tells The Progress-Index that the casting crew is looking for men at least 18 years old, no taller than 6 foot 1 and weighing no more than 200 pounds. African-American men are especially being sought to play Union soldiers.

Restaurant experience is a plus for extra roles as servants for White House scenes.

There also are still openings for women.

Dowd says the jobs are a good opportunity for people who currently are unemployed. Extras will earn $79.75 per day for up to 10 hours. Sometimes they may be required to stay on set longer.

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