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1864 - Walker/Reynier family patriarch Jean Joseph Reynier, then 15, arrives in Sand Canyon from France; eventually homesteads 1,200 acres [story]
Joseph Reynier

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Signal File Photo: A large studio production sets up in Newhall Tuesday. March 16, 2021. Bobby Block / The Signal.

The movie “Babylon,” directed by an Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, is set to film near the Santa Clarita Valley in July, with the film’s casting in search of local residents to play extras.

Part of the movie is set to be filmed near Lake Piru July 21-22, according to casting director Sande Alessi, who is known for her work on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Argo” and “Fight Club.”

The film, set in late 1920s Hollywood as the movie industry transitions from silent films to talkies, is searching for “medieval soldiers” for a battlefield scene, Alessi likened to one you’d see in “Braveheart.”

“We just really want to create realism, and at the same time, we want to hire people from Santa Clarita,” Alessi said. “They could be actors that are aspiring, but they are also people that just like to do it for fun and just want to learn what it’s like to be part of a movie. … I think it’s going to be an exciting day.”

Alessi, who has worked in the SCV previously, thinks its diverse landscape makes it a “hidden gem,” and is looking forward to working with local residents, who get the opportunity to work on a film right in their own backyards.

“And, we have a giant, Oscar-winning actor in the scene with them, which makes it even more fun,” Alessi added. “Get to cross that off your bucket list.”

The film is also set to star Oscar-award winning actors Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, among others. “Babylon” is set to be released Dec. 25.

The film is set to pay for an extra’s COVID-19 testing, costume fitting and will be paid $120 for eight hours, plus overtime and $15 for gas.

If you’re interested in being an extra for the movie, please email BattleFieldCastingTeam@gmail.com. In your email, please include a full-body photo, with a plain, white background, contact info, height, weight, waist and coat size, and “1920s Medieval Soldier” in the subject line.

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  1. Mahbooba khaliqi says:

    Hi there, I am interested but I don’t have a picture with the white background. I will send you the picture and the information needed as soon as I get my picture. Thank you

  2. Ryan Hall says:

    16. Medium build, tall, long hair

  3. Alyssa Grey says:

    You lost me at “Covid Testing”.
    For that reason alone, I wouldn’t do it for $100,000.

  4. Allan Du says:

    I am interested.

  5. Robert Romo says:

    I’m interested, I’m 190 lbs ,my height is 5”8 waist 34 x 30 , coat 40R , I can ride horses and a dog trainer by trade bilingual, but look very Mexican lol , I can use nunchucks , swords “1920s medieval soldier “

  6. Billy viall says:

    I was grip on Dantes peak

  7. Howard Johnson says:

    Hello My name Howard I’m a Black male age 50 would love to be apart of the film. I’ve had some experience in the industry, behind the camera.

  8. Ashley Vanyo says:

    I am a background actor through central casting!

  9. Fred Rivera says:

    I’m interested thank you.

  10. MeAgain says:

    The post says: “If you’re interested in being an extra for the movie, please email…”

    This section is solely to comment on the post. Never ceases to amaze me how brain dead people are.

  11. Casper Brodersen says:

    Hi there, I am interested. I’m 5 feet 10 inches and 180lbs in weight. I’m also Asian. I would love to be part of the movie

  12. Hello , yes i like movies, i am 6ft Grey hair but in shape! CALL ME 1 250 318 9235 ,My Passport is ready . …

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The Soraya, located at the California State University, Northridge campus, announced it is celebrating both its 10th Anniversary and its reopening with a special gift of five free concerts to welcome back and thank its loyal audience.
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