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Locals sought for 'Five-0'

By Mike Gordon

LAST UPDATED: 1:36 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2010

"Hawaii Five-0," one of the most highly anticipated new series of the fall TV season, wants to fill the mean streets of its re-imagined crime drama with you and your neighbors.

The show will hold an open casting call next Saturday for adults of all ages and ethnicities to be considered for speaking roles and as background extras, said Rachel Sutton, casting agent for the show.

"Five-0" producers are aiming for authenticity when it comes to portraying Hawaii, flying bullets and violent villains notwithstanding. From hot surfers to aunties in oversize muumuus to sunburned tourists -- everyone is welcome, Sutton said.

"We definitely want to present Hawaii in the most realistic way, and the reality of Hawaii is all of these different looks of people," Sutton said. "We need to fill the whole palette."

No experience is necessary.

"You don't have to have done this before," she said. "You just have to want to do something fun one day and be on television. I can't tell you how cool that is."

The casting call will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

If possible, bring a head-shot photograph and a resume but plan to be photographed.

"Hawaii Five-0" premieres with a sneak preview Sept. 13 at Sunset on the Beach at Waikiki. The network premiere will be Sept. 20.

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