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Extras Needed For Mickey Rourke-Janel Parrish Movie

Mickey Rourke
Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
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Mickey Rourke

Extras are needed for “Tiger,” the Mickey Rourke boxing movie which began filming Monday in Hamilton.

“Pretty Little Liars” actress Janel Parrish, who finished third on “Dancing With The Stars” a year ago, has been added to the cast, the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced Tuesday.

The commission confirmed the story I broke Monday in my “Hollywood Heading To Hamilton Again” post,  that Oscar nominee Rourke was starring in the independent feature called “Tiger” shooting in Hamilton and Cincinnati. 

Although auditions for extras were held at the Hamilton Film Office last week, the film commission included an appeal for more background actors. “Interested extras please email Becca Shahl athamiltonmovie2015@gmail.com."

The film is scheduled to shoot three weeks in Hamilton and Cincinnati, says Kristen Erwin Schlotman, film commission executive director.

Parrish’s credits include “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Heroes,” “Bratz” and “The O.C.”  She was paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy on “Dancing with the Stars” in fall 2014.

Read more about the film on my Monday blog.

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John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.