A casting call will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, for the movie “Catatonk Blues,” set to begin filming later this month in Rockland, Rockport and Augusta. Interested parties should be at the Trade Winds Motor Inn, downtown on Park Drive, at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be available to work thereafter. For more information, write to catatonkextras@gmail.com; include cell phone contact.

The script by former New York Congressman and part-time Monhegan resident Robert Mrazek tells the story of Charlie Winship, a burned-out congressman from Maine. As a young Marine, Winship survived the battle at Khe San in Vietnam. His anger over the war has led to nearly two decades in the political trenches of Washington and the loss of his marriage.

In “Catatonk Blues,” Winship is accused of defaming one of the nation’s most revered patriotic symbols while cut off from communications on an island fighting to save its way of life from international fishing interests.

Actor Treat Williams has been cast to play Winship. Mrazek is co-directing with actor and director Jared Martin.

Local Maine non-union extras, age 18 to 70, are needed to play tourists, Congressional staffers, congressmen, political supporters, television crewmembers and fishermen. Half-day scenes to be shot in Rockland in early October require 200 extras — all ages, male and female — to play a cross section of Maine citizens including Charlie’s constituents, veterans, teachers, lobstermen and laborers.

Compensation for non-union extras is set at $7.50 per hour with mainland filming scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Time and a half will be paid after eight hours in the same day. Performers must be available for the full day.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.