'Where the Crawdads Sing' Is Casting Extras for the Movie and You Can Apply Right Here

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From The Pioneer Woman

Get those headshots ready, because we may have just found your big break!

The highly anticipated movie adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing鈥攚hich, ahem, Reese Witherspoon is producing鈥攊s looking for background actors.

"Set in the 1950'-60s era, this coming-of-age mystery will keep us wanting more," the film's description reads. "As we follow Kya, a lonely marsh girl raised by the native land due to family abandonment, we soon will learn she will become the prime suspect in the murder case of a local man she was once involved with."

While author Delia Owens's Where the Crawdads Sing novel is originally set in North Carolina, the movie is being filmed in New Orleans and Houma, Louisiana. According to the official casting call for extras, the paid gig will take place there from mid-April through mid-June. And here's the best part: no acting experience is required! Adult actors will earn $105 for 12 hours of work, minors under 18 will be paid $80 for 8 hours of work.

If you do get the job, there's a pretty good chance you'd get to be on set with Reese and some of the film's biggest stars. Actress Daisy Edgar-Jones will play the role of Kya, Taylor John Smith is starring as Tate Walker, and Harris Dickson has been tapped to portray Chase Andrews. How cool would that be?!

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To apply for a background role in Where the Crawdads Sing, all you have to do is email crawdads@caballerocasting.com with the subject line, "Crawdad's General Background." Applicants are asked to include their full name, age, contact information, and size measurements, along with a few photos. You can read the full application requirements here.

Break a leg, people!

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