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Morgan Freeman filming television series in Natchez, now hiring cast and extras



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Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is filming a new series for the HISTORY® channel in Natchez, and they are looking for cast members and extras to join the project.

“Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” will consist of six one-hour episodes that reveal in detail history’s greatest convict escapes from some of the most notorious prisons in the world.

“I’ve been inside the minds of prisoners in my acting career, and I’m looking forward to stepping inside the most notorious prisons in the world, like Alcatraz, Sing Sing, Riker’s Island and Leavenworth,” Morgan Freeman said in a statement. “Audiences will feel like they’re making the escapes themselves as I walk them into a virtual world and through the greatest escapes in history.”

Famous jailbreaks are the stuff of legend as their true stories are often untold. Now, with dramatic recreations, dynamic storytelling and cutting-edge visual effects escapes from prisons like Alcatraz and Sing Sing will come to life in graphic detail. Hosted by Freeman, each episode will unearth every step of an inmate’s meticulous plan, the escape route and the intense manhunt that immediately followed.

“The HISTORY channel is honored to partner with Morgan and his production team, Revelations Entertainment, to deliver context and backstory to some of history’s infamous prison escapes,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the HISTORY channel. “Morgan’s gravitas will help ground this series and drive the drama in a way no other face or voice can.”

Morgan Casting is currently seeking background actors for the “El Chapo” episode to play prison guards, prisoners, cartel members and other background roles.  On-set experience is not required to be hired, provided you meet other requirements.  If you would like to be considered for this episode, act fast; the deadline to apply is this Thursday, April 22, at noon.

There are still plenty of other episodes yet to be casted, so if you are interested in being a part of the show follow Morgan Casting on Facebook for regular updates.


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