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RICHMOND, Va. - A casting call is scheduled Sunday afternoon for Ithaca, the newly announced Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie set to film in Central Virginia this summer.

Hanks, the producer, and Ryan, the director and star, are casting roles for boys ages four to 14. The open casting call will take place Sunday, June 22 at ArtWorks, on 320 Hull Street, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

"We're happily surprised by the cinemagraphic opportunities, the talent of the filmmaking community and the variety of resources at our disposal," Ryan said about choosing Virginia to make the movie. "We couldn't be more delighted to be here.”

Ithaca is a World War II film based on William Saroyan’s 1942 book The Human Comedy.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the film's arrival Friday.

“We couldn’t be happier that Meg Ryan has chosen Virginia as the location for her directorial debut,” Governor McAuliffe said in a statement. "We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks on this film about an important time in American history.”

Ithaca will  film in July and August around Richmond and Petersburg.

In April, Ryan was in Virginia to scout film locations and was spotted at several restaurants around town.


  • Daniel Beasley

    I have always been supportive of the Entertainment Field being in Va. This could be a lot better than a downtown stadium, that most people don’t want anyway.

  • Lee

    This as the most disorganized event! We drove TWO hours and got in line at 1:30pm. FOUR hours later, after waiting in the heat with 4 year old children, the ARVOLD casting staff came outside to tell everyone who had not been seen that they were shutting down the casting call. Utterly ridiculous! To make matters worse the assistants had attitude with the parents they were ‘dismissing’ when everyone was expressing their frustration. I will NEVER recommend this casting company to anyone. Extremely poor management of this event. And NO apology posted in his website. Ridiculous.

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