SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of people turned out for a casting call for extras for a film being filmed in Savannah.

The Savannah Morning News reports shooting for the Disney film is expected to run from Sept. 10 through early November.

Director Charlie Bean told city council members earlier this month that Savannah's downtown historic district was perfect for the "nostalgic romance" set around 1910.

The production team says two of downtown Savannah's oak-shaded squares will be closed for filming for a few days. A pedestrian lane behind the city's cobblestone riverfront will also be used as a filming location.

The newspaper reports some people showed up at the Savannah Civic Center in the early morning hours to wait in a long line to turn in their measurements and pose for photos.


Information from: Savannah Morning News,