Escape at Dannemora by Ben Stiller - Showtime

Open Casting Call for Movie

There is an exciting new movie gearing up to begin filming and an open casting call is being held for extras! Academy Award winning actor Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Patricia Arquette and Paul Danno are starring in the film “Escape at Dannemora”. The drama is based on the escape from the Clinton Correctional in 2015. It is being directed by actor and producer Ben Stiller. This mini-series will air on Showtime. A 2017 movie casting call for actors is being held on Saturday, October 7th. Casting directors are searching for men of all ethnicities ages 18 to 65. It is filming in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shooting will take place between October 23rd and November 3rd. If you want the chance to appear in this star studded movie, attend the open audition!

About “Escape at Dannemora”

According to Deadline, it will follow “the headline-making true story of a 2015 prison break in upstate New York, which spawned a massive manhunt for convicted murderers Richard Matt (del Toro) and David Sweat (Dano). The pair were aided in their escape by married female prison worker, Tilly Mitchell (Arquette), with whom they both became sexually entangled”.

What They Are Looking For

Paid extras needed for BEN STILLER’S latest project, “Escape at Dannemora”, which will be filming in Pittsburgh from October 23-November 3rd!

Men ages 18+

Especially looking for African American, Latino, & Hispanic men ages 18 to 65. But all are welcome to come – all ethnicities.

Wearing a tank top is encouraged. Tattoos are great!

Also looking for men with corrections officer or CERT Team experience.

LOTS OF MEN NEEDED FOR THIS ONE. For those already on file or who can’t attend on Saturday

*If you have Corrections Officer or CERT Team Experience, please let us know.

How to Apply

Open call auditions are being held at:
Western Penitentiary (This is also where filming will take place)
3001 Beaver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 am to 4:00pm (you may come anytime between then to get signed up. Once parked, enter through entrance 9 which is to the right of the parking lot. Absolutely no wandering will be permitted.

If you have 5-9 days available between October 23rd-November 3rd (No weekends) and are 18+ years old with reliable transportation, shoot us an email with your picture to

PICTURE SHOULD BE of you in a tank top taken from the waist up so that we can see any tattoos that you have. NO SMILING! NO HATS OR SUNGLASSES. Include Your Name, Age, Location, Phone Number, Height, Weight, Waist Size And If You Have A Car. Let Us Know Any Dates That You Absolutely Couldn’t Work.

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