We noted here yesterday that the feature film production of "Main Street" would be looking for extras this weekend in town. Meanwhile, the above-the-line casting is getting clearer, with more starts signed on -- or rumored to be close.
The DCVB's Image Watch update this afternoon reports that Andrew McCarthy, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, and Colin Firth have all signed on to the film, penned by the late Horton Foote.
- Firth, who got worldwide exposure after starring in the BBC's 1990s production of "Pride and Prejudice," moved on to be featured in films like "The English Patient" and "Bridget Jones's Diary."
- Academy Award winner Burstyn (Best Actress in 1974's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), portrayed Barbara Bush in last year's Oliver Stone film "W."
- Clarkson has appeared frequently as a supporting player in a variety of films, including "The Green Mile" and "The Dead Pool."
- McCarthy, the ex-Brat Pack co-star of "St. Elmo's Fire," has most recently been focused on television productions.
Meanwhile, two other actors are being listed as linked to the project, possibly in negotiations to join the cast. Orlando Bloom ("Lord of the Rings," "Pirates of the Caribbean") and Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia") are reported by various web sources to be considering signing on to the production.
Stories appearing in the press describe McCarthy as portraying "a Lothario business manager," with Bloom -- if he's cast -- portraying a "small town policeman.