PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — There was no yellow brick road, but the chance to appear as an extra in the Disney feature "Oz" drew hundreds of hopefuls to the Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac.
More than 3,000 people lined up for the open casting call Saturday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
About 6,000 extras will be needed for the movie, which will be filmed beginning this summer in Michigan.
Movie officials especially were interested in people standing 6-feet 6-inches and taller and those 4-foot-9 and shorter.
"It's a once in a lifetime thing," said Marcus Young, 35, of Westland.
Young is 6-foot-10 and attended his first film audition.
Extras casting director Tracy Dixon spoke to several hundred people at a time in the studio's cafeteria.
Dixon owns Los Angeles-based Casting Associates and has worked on such films as "Date Night" and "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."