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Casting call for Clunes: Locals turn out in droves to take part in Ned Kelly blockbuster

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Hollywood is calling for Clunes locals eager to be featured in a remake of The True Story of the Kelly Gang starring Russell Crowe.

On Sunday, hundreds turned out for a casting call vying for a chance to be an extra in the film.

A Federation Day dance scene will be filmed at the Clunes Town Hall in August.

Oscar winner Russell Crowe will play the role of Australian bushranger Harry Power.

Hepburn Shire councillor Neil Hewitt told Tony Jones little was known about the movie, but excitement was building.

“It’s a real buzz for the town,” he said.

“The influx of people that turned up and responded to the call for extras was quite staggering, I believe about 500 people.”

It’s not the first time the Clunes streetscape has featured in film.

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