HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones” to film in Beaufort for a week

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Casting company in need of dozens of paid extras

From staff reports

The Righteous Gemstones, a dark comedy series on HBO created by and starring Danny McBride, will be filming August 9 through 13 in Beaufort and is in need of paid extras.

According to Wikipedia, the series follows a famous yet dysfunctional family of televangelists “led by widowed patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman). Eli and his bickering children, Jesse (McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson), and Kelvin (Adam DeVine), live opulent lifestyles funded by their congregations’ tithing, and work to expand their network of megachurches, making enemies of the pastors of existing churches.”

Among the paid extras sought by Tona B. Dahlquist Casting are:

Two fire breathers (Aug. 9 only);

A set of identical newborn twins (ages 4 weeks to 3 months) (needed Aug. 10 only);

Five island dancers (four days);

10 -15 landing staff (servers, chefs (four-five dates);

20 hip young investors (L.A. chic types, ages 20s to 30s, Needed two to five dates);

40-50 landing guests (to include a few kids, needed four to five dates);

10 construction workers (Aug. 10 only);

Five security types (Aug. 11 only);

Three to portray camera operators (three dates);

14 cast photo doubles (Aug. 10 only).

Extras selected are required to have two pre-filming COVID tests by production. Those filming will receive an additional $100 ($50 per test) on their filming day voucher for being tested.

Extras selected may also be required to attend a wardrobe fitting prior to filming.

Al submissions should be sent to with the heading BEAUFORT AVAIL. Please include two current cellphone photos (a close-up and a full-length), name, phone, age, city/state of residence, height, weight, clothing size, description of visible tattoos and piercings, and color, make, model, and year vehicle you drive.

Those interested can keep up with the show’s daily casting needs on the Facebook page of Tona B. Dahlquist Casting, the casting company that handled such previous projects such as “Forrest Gump,” “Radio,” and “The Conspirator” (

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