Actor Charlie Hunnam is well known for his role as Jax Teller on the hit tv series, Sons of Anarchy-
But in just a couple months, he will be playing a much different role in the upcoming film “Haunted Peak”.
The gothic horror film, set in the early 1900′s, will be partly filmed in downtown Kingston.
It tells the story of a young author who discovers that her husband is not who he appears to be.
“I think beyond the fact that there’s going to be spending as a result of the film company coming here, I think the greater impact for the city and residents. Some 300 people are going to be used as extras and then what we call indirect or induced spending.”
“According to the movies publicist, it’s too early to tell how many crew members will be travelling to Kingston, but what they do know is that they are still looking for extras. 210 men and 90 women.”
The film has created lots of buzz in the local acting community.
“It would be really fun to just hang around the set for the day just see what they’re filming and how they are doing it.”
Extras will be paid, and be required to be on set for 12 to 16 hours on Monday April 7.
“It’s a long day, and you get to meet a lot of new people.”
Steven Spencer, an actor with the Kingstown Players, was an extra in the last big screen movie filmed here back in 2008 called, Vendetta.
“Backround action, let me hear it folks make some noise, action horse…”
“You go to a tent, and they will dress you, tell you were to stand and then tell you what to shout if they need background sound and then 16 hours later you get to go home after having had a sandwich”
The director of Vendetta, Nicholas Meyer, transformed part of Clarence Street into an 1890′s market.
“There’s a lot of incentives to shoot here, the crews are excellent everything is really top drawer, top class, and it’s a really film friendly place beginning with the dollar.”
Haunted Peak will also require transforming historic Market Square into a turn of the century scene.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the film is due to hit theatres in 2015. Maegen Kulchar CKWS Newswatch Kingston.