Spike Lee looking for 'Chiraq' extras

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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Spike Lee (FILE)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Director Spike Lee is looking for hundreds of local extras for his new film, which will be shot in Chicago.

A casting call will be held Saturday at Saint Sabina Academy from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

There are roles for actors and actresses from ages 7 to 75.

Lee plans to start shooting the film "Chiraq" later this month in the Englewood community.

The name of film has generated controversy. Mayor Emanuel and many city leaders have criticized the title.