As you know, open extras casting is already underway for Copperhead, which took place yesterday. The location where it was staged is going to be the same place where the movie is to be filmed in May and June (the current expected months of production), which is at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement, in New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks to the website Miramichi Online, we have some more information, which includes the previously posted contact information for the Extras Coordinator. I do not know if they are finished with it, but you might want to contact them anyway. For inquiries and additional information, please email Ree Brennin at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is even a quote from director Ron Maxwell himself, which provides some details on the plot and storyline:
“Copperhead is the story of Abner Beech, a stubborn and righteous farmer of Upstate New York , who defies his neighbors and his government in the bloody and contentious autumn of 1862. Copperhead is the great untold Civil War story. Far from the Virginia battlefields whose names etch North American history, the war of Copperhead visits the devastation and unimaginable loss of a civil war upon a family and a community whose strength and very existence are tested by fire, rope, knife, and betrayal. This is the Civil War come home.”
As for the location of the filming, it sure does look like the right fit for an 1860’s era movie. The only negative feedback which I have received thus far has been disappointment in choosing Canada for the spot of the shoot, but to me that does not really matter, so long as they can get it to look like the proper time period and location, which I have no doubts they will achieve, given the track record of the director for his meticulous eye for accuracy.
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