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Big News: Location Change For HBO Series Auditions Being Held In The Area

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Expecting a huge turnout, officials responsible for casting parts for the HBO series "I Know This Much Is True," starring Mark Ruffalo, have changed the venue for auditions. 

Rakesh Shah with Rita Powers Casting said auditions will now be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Drive in Poughkeepsie.

Auditions had originally been planned to be held at a smaller facility, 22 IBM Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The series, which is based on the Wally Lamb book titled the same, will begin filming in March in Dutchess, Ulster and Delaware counties.

The performances, including extras, are paid and include parts for all ages from newborn to adults. The casting company is looking for locals only to audition. 

Series shoots in the Hudson Valley area will run from March through September. The show spans seven decades from 1920 to the 1990s, so if you plan on auditioning, avoid any modern looks. 

HBO says the series follows the lives of twin brothers in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Before you can audition, you must fill out a sign-up sheet posted on the Film Commission's Facebook page. After you fill out the form, you will be emailed a confirmation which you will need to bring with you to the tryout.

According to the sign-up sheet, if selected, performers will be paid the standard rates like up to $1,009 for a day performer and $170 for an extra.

In addition to hiring actors and extras, the series producers have been in the area scouting shooting locations and have touched base with the state Department of Transportation for certain road closures during filming. 

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 

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