KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- East Tennessee was on the big screen earlier this year with "The Last Movie Star," and now another film is set to film here this fall.
"Into the Wilderness" is a Civil War movie about the Battle of the Wilderness and a Confederate soldier from North Carolina who is faced with a life-changing decision. Richard De Witt is the director for the New Film Group LLC movie.
“We are very proud to welcome the talented folks at New Film Group to Knoxville. We have worked hard to make the city film-friendly and attracting projects like this is exactly what we had in mind in our efforts to grow Knoxville as a destination for high quality independent feature films," Visit Knoxville Film Office Director Curt Willis said.
Filming is set to begin in September or October this year, and they're searching for 10- to 11-year-old black children to audition for a leading role. The open casting call with be held at Gage Talent, 408 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Ste. 100. It will be held on June 24 from 1-6 p.m. and June 25 from 6-9 p.m. Callbacks will occur the following days on June 27-28.
Anyone who wants to audition should bring materials and submit resumes, head shots, email addresses and reels online.