Um, they’re flocking this way. No, not a flock of Gallimimus like in Jurassic Park but 1500 locals from Lihue, Hawaii are hoping to get one of fifty background spots in the upcoming Jurassic World, directed by Colin Trevorrow.
The Garden Island newspaper reported Monday that those who auditioned for “Jurassic World” were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement by the film’s production company, EEB Tide Productions. One hopeful who happened to be a journalist couldn’t resist writing about the experience.
“No Facebook, no Instagram, nothing,” one casting call organizer put it when I finally made my way through the 3-hour line to where the organizers actually were. She didn’t say anything about print, but probably because she forgot. “If you want to work on this movie, take it seriously.”
The day began at the Kauai Community College campus. The line, which began to form at 7 a.m. according to inside sources, snaked from the Performing Arts Center, past the bus stop, to just about Puhi Road by the time I arrived at 10:30.
Organizers walked up and down the line handing out the terms to the non-disclosure agreement so everyone knew right away to play it close to the vest. I didn’t blame them. Jurassic Park was the highest grossing film ever at $900 million after its 1993 release. It just made my job a little harder, is all. I mean, to be a part of something like that you have to have a workman’s discipline, though everyone I talked to — on the side, of course — said they were there for the experience of it all, not to actually crack the limelight.