LOCAL people who fancy working as extras on the latest Steven Spielberg First World War film being shot on Salisbury Plain are being sought by a crowd casting company.

Two 10 Casting is looking for young men to be ‘supporting artists’ for major film and television projects, in particular the new film, 1917, which is being shot in Wiltshire.

The firm’s spokeswoman Holly Gardner said: “We are keen to get as many local people involved as possible.

“We are holding an open casting at the City Hall in Salisbury on Tuesday and Wednesday between 1pm-6.30pm. We are looking for men aged 17-35, who have great availability from late-April to mid-June.

“All roles are paid and the project is a great opportunity to experience what it is like to work on a major film.

“Filming hours can be long, so while experience is not essential, a positive attitude is a must.”

Mr Spielberg is working with James Bond director Sam Mendes on the film.

It will involve some scenes being shot during the daytime from 7am to 7pm, with ‘night’ scenes shot as late as 9pm.

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society has not objected to the film production company’s application to dig some trenches on the Plain, on land where it plans to film scenes near Shrewton, but wants archaeological investigations to take place before filming begins.

To audition go to www.two10casting.com/apply before the audition dates.