Netflix and John Legend movie needs Norwich extras

Extras are being sought to appear in a Netflix movie being filmed in Norwich and produced by US singer John Legend.

Scenes for the Christmas musical, called Jingle Jangle and starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, will be filmed in historic Elm Hill in June.

Netflix held a meeting last week with local business owners, as first reported in the Eastern Daily Press.

People aged 16 and above are being asked along to a casting at Blackfriars Hall in the city on Saturday, 13 April.

Duncan McKeown, owner of The Games Room in Elm Hill, says the area will be transformed into a “winter wonderland”.

The cobbled street is due to be closed off for about five days at the start of June, with The Games Room converted into a Victorian-style newsagent’s.

Elm Hill
Elm Hill is due to be transformed into a “winter wonderland” during filming for the Netflix musical. Image Copyright: Geograph/John Sutton

“It’s exciting. Like all Christmas musicals, it’s going to be filmed in June and they will take over the street,”

said Mr McKeown.

“It’s a big budget film and there is going to be some chap going around with a snow blower.

“I don’t know much about who’s going to be filmed here as it’s early days.”

Mr McKeown, who, come October, will have run his shop for 40 years, said the building previously appeared on screen when it was turned into the Rat Catcher’s Boutique for Monty Python’s Flying Circus on BBC Television.

He says the “unique street” also featured in the 2006 Hollywood movie Stardust.

Netflix described the film as a “cobblestone world comes to life”, with Whitaker playing a belligerent inventor who gets a second chance when his granddaughter comes to stay for Christmas.

Anyone who wants to take part in the casting for paid extras must bring along proof of identity and avoid wearing all white clothing.

Main image copyright: EPA

First Published 04.04.19:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-47790460

Donate 

Help Keep The Faith deliver hope to global Christians during the coronavirus period

For 15 years, Keep The Faith's team of volunteers have provided our Christian journalism for free, and kept it open for everyone.

The coronavirus disease is affecting all global communities. Christians and people of faith all over the world are looking to our faith for answers during these troubling times. As more people fall ill with Covid-19 or go into self-quarantine over the next few days, we expect our visitors to grow even further.

Your gifts are so important to our future, and any donation will help. 100% of your gifts will be used to continue providing our services for free to help those who are in need of God's Word during these difficult times.

So please, continue to support us and everyone looking for hope. Partner with us in this journey together.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *