Producers of the movie “The Final Season” are setting up for their final scenes that’ll be shot at midday today (Friday) at the old baseball field in the Benton County town of Norway. Casting producer Eric Freese is putting out an appeal for extras and their cars. He says they need 300 fans at the Norway ballpark at noon to recreate the culmination of the team’s successful season for a big celebration.
Freese says the movie makers also need to recreate the big parade that leads up to that on-field bash — and they need several dozen pre-1991 cars for the motorcade. They need about 50 vehicles for the procession that follows the champions as they pull into the ballpark and celebrate their victory.
Freese says they’re not quite ready to call it a “wrap” and end all shooting in Norway, but after several weeks of filming, they’re almost done. He says today’s the last big day of filming but there will still be a few small scenes that need to be shot with small crews and no extras will be needed. The real-life 1991 Norway High School baseball team won the state championships that year, their “final season” since funding was cut for the team the following year by the Benton Community Schools.