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Casting call for tsunami movie

“The Impossible” is currently in pre-production in Hollywood and filming is set to start in October on locations in Thailand and Spain.

A casting call has gone out to “real” Scandinavians based in Bangkok to play small speaking parts in the movie, according to the ScandAsia web site.

IMG_0256 Summit Entertainment has acquired most worldwide rights to The Impossible, a film that will star Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, with Juan Antonio Bayona directing a script by Sergio G. Sanchez.

The film is based on a true story that took place during the tsunami that hit the coast of Thailand in 2004.

The Impossible is being co-produced by Spanish production companies Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema.

Production begins in August, according to Summit Entertainment. Part of the movie will be filmed in Alicanta, Spain.

It’s Summit’s second straight acquisition of a film that stars Watts, after the company acquired domestic rights to Fair Game, the Doug Liman film that premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Summit Entertainment is the production company behind the populøar Twilight franchise.

The Asian tsunami was triggered by a massive earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004 – hundreds of thousands of people were killed along the coast of countries including Thailand, Sri Lanka and India as the giant wave destroyed massive swathes of populated areas.

McGregor was last seen in Angels & Demons with Tom Hanks, The Men Who Stare at Goats co-starring George Clooney and The Ghost Writer.

Naomi Watts, who was raised in Australia, is best known for her role as King Kong’s love attraction in the 2005 remake of the classic movie.

She both co-starred with McGregor in the 2005-thriller “Stay”.

Scandinavians who are interested to give it a try, can contact For further Peter Mossman at psmossman@gmail.com with a photo.

Source: ScandAsia, IMDB, Hollywood Reporter, press releases

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