The Bourne Legacy "casting call" is a hoax, says film’s PH producer

On Thursday, January 5, SPOT.ph posted a feed questioning the veracity of so-called annoucemenets for The Bourne Legacy "casting calls." (Click this link to read SPOT.ph’s "Are the ’casting calls’ for 1,000 Pinoy extras, stand-ins for The Bourne Legacy real?")

On Thursday, January 5,  SPOT.ph posted a feed questioning the veracity of so-called announcements for The Bourne Legacy "casting calls." (Click this link to read SPOT.ph’s "Are the ’casting calls’ for 1,000 Pinoy extras, stand-ins for The Bourne Legacy real?")

 

In an article posted at 12: 49 a.m., January 6, GMA News Online reports that The Bourne Legacy’s Philippine producer Lope "Jun" Juban Jr. denied that they are looking for 1,000 extras to be part of the film.  The report noted: "Juban said the names cited in the web entries are unknown to him and are not part of the film's local unit, Philippine Film Studios, Inc."

 

GMA News Online writer Justin Joyas further wrote: "The supposed talent coordinator [mentioned in one of the "casting calls], Oghie, claimed to GMA News Online that he is a sub-agent of Armand Gutierrez, [the person whom Oghie says is the real ’talent contractor’]."

 

Below is the annoucement posted on the blog, Casting Calls Manila, which mentions "Oghie:"

 

"Audition for the ’BOURNE LEGACY’ Philippine shoot. We are in need of Stand-in Talents for Lead Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. Please send your picture with name, age, height and contact number to jilbert_bmx@yahoo.com or text 09153080403. Look for Oghie- talent coordinator."

 

Joyas said that GMA News Online had tried to "get the response of Gutierrez" but they weren’t able to reach him as of their article’s posting time.

Joyas noted: "On the other hand, Juban said there is no Oghie in his staff and the film only has one casting contact.  Juban identified the contact simply as Julie-with whom they have had a working relationship spanning more than two decades. If the film would ever need many extras, Juban said they will  tap those already on location because those persons would be familiar with the immediate environment and will act naturally."

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