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Would-be film stars audition to portray King Kamehameha

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    James “Kimo” Farias Ornellas, left, Aukai Lai and Justin Kauwalu waited Thursday evening to audition for the motion picture “The Islands” at the Japanese Cultural Center. The film will attempt to cover major events in Hawaii’s history, and casting for the film will be authentic in terms of attempting to cast Native Hawaiian actors in related roles.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    E‘ala Stevens-Britos prepared for his audition Thursday night.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “No, I don’t want to cast Bradley Cooper as Kamehameha.”

    Tim Chey

    Part-time Hawaii resident and producer-director of “The Islands”

Dozens of professional and aspiring Native Hawaiian actors answered a casting call Thursday night in hopes of playing the role of King Kamehameha in an upcoming movie called “The Islands.” Read more

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