Well yes, they will be looking for local extras for the new Sigourney Weaver film being shot in Wawa.
Details of the joint UK-Canadian production, first disclosed by SooToday.com on February 21, were announced this afternoon at the Wawa Motor Inn.
Welsh director Marc Evans confirmed that they'll be needing extras to appear in Snow Cake, which is expected to begin shooting sometime between April 5 and 10.
"We hope to begin around then and plan to shoot for a few weeks on location here in Wawa," said Bora Bulajic, the film's production manager.
Three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (shown) and costar Alan Rickman (Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films) are expected to arrive in Wawa shortly before filming begins.
Parts of the production will be filmed on location and parts in the Toronto studios.
The Canadian portion of the international production is being handled by Toronto-based Rhombus Media Inc.
Director Evans said today that the film will be set in Wawa and will use local landmarks to establish the setting.
He also said the crew will likely film at a few highway locations around the town.
In Snow Cake, Weaver plays a high-functioning autistic adult whose daughter is killed in a tragic accident when she accepts a ride from Rickman’s character.
The screenplay was written by Angela Pell, who has an autistic son.
Evans described her script as one with real heart.
He credited it as being the primary factor that brought big-name actors like Weaver and Rickman on board with the project.
Jennifer Tilley has been approached about playing Weaver's daughter in the film, but has so far not signed.