As we mentioned earlier, filming on the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic has begun. This weekend saw thousands of folks responding to a casting call for extras for scenes to be filmed at the Cupertino, Calif. Flint Center where Jobs debuted the original Macintosh in 1984.
As reported by CNET’s Shara Tibken, well over 2,000 people showed up in 80s-inspired attire to be extras for a scene in the upcoming movie, but hundreds including Tibken herself were turned away due to the overwhelming fan response to the casting call.
“I thought I’d have no trouble getting onto the movie set at the Flint Center here since I was “confirmed” as an extra and arrived at the designated time. Silly me,” wrote Tibken. “After years of covering the lines at Apple events and product launches, I should have known better.”
Although potential extras were told to arrive between 9 and 10AM, the line began forming outside of the Flint Center at 5AM.
Tibken reports that many of the extras dressed in 1984 appropriate clothing, with “plenty of Cosby sweaters and plaid, flannel button-ups.” Although many women sported side ponytails and leg warmers, “which didn’t seem quite appropriate for Apple shareholders…”
The film is expected to continue shooting in the Bay Area for another six to seven weeks, likely giving aspiring extras, including Tibken, another shot or two at appearing in the film.