Monday, May 23, 2016

Extras sought for film about FBI informant slain in Kentucky

(AP) — A film about an FBI agent who pleaded guilty in Kentucky to strangling an informant in 1989 is scheduled to begin shooting this week in Lexington.

Extras casting director Taylor Woodell says she is looking for paid extras for the movie "Above Suspicion." Information about becoming an extra is available on the Facebook page TW Casting, and some casting calls are planned for Tuesday.

The movie is about Mark Putnam, who pleaded guilty in June 1990 to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Susan Daniels Smith, a Freeburn, Ky. resident, with whom he was romantically involved. Putnam strangled Smith in a Pikeville Motel. Putnam served 10 years in prison.

The moviemakers are also looking for cars made between 1970 and 1985.

Woodell said filming would be in areas around Lexington and Harlan.