A new movie scheduled to shoot for roughly three weeks in July and August is looking for local extras.
Branscombe Richmond, a producer of the movie who’s been working with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission since its inception, said the film involves a group of bikers robbing a bank.
The movie is tentatively titled “Never Forgive,” though the title may change, Richmond said, adding that the title has already changed six times.
According to a release from the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, production will begin July 18, with filming to take place in Hart and Barren counties.
The Cave City Convention Center is hosting a casting call at 6 p.m. Wednesday to find locals to play “rough-looking” bikers and all manner of townspeople, according to the release, which asks all interested people to bring a headshot and a resume.
Though he said production would take place in Hart and Barren, Richmond wouldn’t name any specific sites that would be used as locations.
While he promised “Never Forgive” would feature a well-known Hollywood star in the main role, Richmond said he is not yet at liberty to reveal the actor’s identity.
“The lead is a wonderful veteran actor but at the moment, we can’t say who it is,” he said.
According to Richmond, Kentucky’s film incentives, which return up to 35 percent of approved expenditures for film productions in the state, were part of what brought the production to Kentucky, as well as the rural settings the state has to offer.
“The director scouted the location, and he loved the small-town feel,” Richmond said.
Richmond and Coni Shepard, a member of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission, both said they were unsure of the number of local extras needed for the movie.
According to Shepard, the film shoot is expected to last roughly three weeks.
Since 2016, several movies have been produced in the area under the commission’s banner, starting with the Amish romance “An Uncommon Grace,” which aired on Hallmark Channel in February 2017.
“Never Forgive” will be the first movie filmed locally with the commission’s involvement since March, when a few scenes for “The Silent Natural,” a biopic about early deaf Major League Baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy, were filmed at the Historic RailPark and Train Museum.
Sandra Wilson, Horse Cave-Hart County Tourist Commission executive director, who also serves as the commission’s secretary, said she’s thrilled about another film production choosing to shoot in Hart County.
“It’s exciting,” she said. “It’s fun to be part of it, to bring new people into the area and to have our people participate.”
Wilson said she’s also excited about the boost to the economy the production is expected to provide.
“We’re just looking forward to another opportunity for some economic impact in the area and a way to promote the area outside the state,” she said.
When a film is made locally, many people that make up the cast and crew spend money locally, particularly at hotels, restaurants and gas stations, Wilson said.
“Even the small movies we attract bring several hundred thousand dollars into our community each,” she said.