MARBLEHEAD — Here’s a chance to be in a movie without leaving the North Shore.
Happy Madison Productions, Adam Sandler’s California film company, will hold a casting call this weekend for “Hubie Halloween” at the Marblehead Community Center.
The Netflix production is being shot in Danvers this summer. While Hollywood is tightlipped about movies in production, The Observer reported Sandler plays Hubie Dubois, a good-natured, but eccentric deli clerk who is at the center of a murder case on Halloween night in Salem. He’s considered the town doofus, but has a chance to redeem himself when something goes bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save a night of trick or treats.
“Our theme is Halloween,” the casting said. “Feel free to come in original costumes. Get creative. Needed: All ages, 5-95, all shapes and sizes.”
But don’t expect to get rich.
Judith Bouley, the casting director, with film credits including “The Perfect Storm,” “Jurassic World” and “Cast Away,” did not respond to a request for comment on pay rates.
But members of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, the union representing 160,000 performers worldwide, are paid $180 a day, while nonunion extras earn minimum wage, $12 an hour in Massachusetts, more if they use their car.
Casting is scheduled for Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Community Center on Humphrey Street. Shooting is expected to take place between July 8 and Aug. 30.
Sandler is not the only movie star filming on the North Shore this summer.
Ryan Reynolds has shot scenes in Lynn’s historic Armory building for “Free Guy,” his new movie about a bank teller who discovers he’s actually a player inside a video game.