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Richmonders come out for Hollywood casting call

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

How did you spend your afternoon today? Many families went to a major casting call right here in Richmond.

Families were wrapped around the building at ArtWorks on Hull Street, where actress Meg Ryan is looking for male actors from the age of 4 to 14 years old for the new movie she's directing, "Ithaca." It's being filmed right here in Richmond, Tom Hanks is producing, and the kids are taking it all in stride.

"If I get a role, then, sweet," said Cameron Loving, 13, who was among people at the casting call Sunday. "If I don't, then, oh well. But I'm just here for the experience. If I get in the production, it will be a great experience for me and for my acting career as well."

The casting call ran until about 4pm Sunday afternoon. "Ithaca" is based on William Saroyan's 1942 novel, The Human Comedy. Filming begins next month.

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