The lacrosse-themed movie, “Crooked Arrows” will conclude its national casting next week with a stop in the Boston area.
The Reebok-sponsored casting call is set for Sprague Field at 14 Calvin Road in Wellesley, Mass., at the following dates and times and for the following age groups:
* Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon: Boys/girls under 14
* Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Men, age 18-25
* Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m.: National call backs
* Thursday, July 14: Final team selections
Producers J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck are looking for 14-25 year-old lacrosse athletes to be featured in the movie being shot this summer in and around Boston starting Aug. 1.
The movie, written by Virginia native Todd Baird, tells the story of a Native American high school team’s unlikely ascent to the prep league championship game. Steve Rash (“The Buddy Holly Story,” “Can’t Buy Me Love”) is the director.
Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) has been cast as the film’s lead.
The casting is being conducted by Mark Ellis of Sports Studio. Athletic drills will be run by Sports Studio’s coach Mark Ellis, best known for casting the athletes and choreographing the action in “Miracle,” “Invincible,” “The Longest Yard,” and “Game Plan,” among other sports movie classics.
Although the movie is not casting lacrosse players under 14, boys and girls under 14 will have a chance to hear Coach Ellis talk about Hollywood sports movies and participate in a lacrosse skills drills from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 11.
All attendees will be considered for extra roles.
“We’ve had over a thousand passionate lacrosse athletes try out in Baltimore, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey editions of the Casting Tour,” Peck said. “We’re excited to see the Native American talent in Central New York and a good number of the fast-growing Boston lacrosse population at our final event. We’re expecting our biggest turnout in Boston since we’re shooting the movie there starting Aug. 1.”
The film has received support from leaders in the lacrosse community, including: Inside Lacrosse; US Lacrosse; National Lacrosse League; Major League Lacrosse; MetroLacrosse; and the Tewaaraton Committee.
In addition, the movie has been endorsed by many of the sport’s best-known coaches and players at every level.
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