A casting agency is looking for hundreds of extras for a film about the 1990s music scene in Manchester.

Mint Casting is looking for ‘groovers and movers’ to re-create scenes from the iconic Manchester nightclub the Hacienda.

People aged between 18 and 30 are needed for crowd scenes – and will need to have hair that can be cut and styled to suit the era.

The work will be paid and applicants will need to live within two hours of Manchester.

A Mint Casting spokesman said filming would be taking place in the Greater Manchester area between January 20 and February 21.

“There will be some large crowd days recreating the Hacienda.

“We will be looking to re-create the 90s period so will need people with hair that is stylable/cuttable to that area.

“Applicants, particularly the males, may have hair slightly adapted to suit. We may be looking at other ages but we are initially looking for ages 18-30.”

Dancers in the Hacienda nightclub, October 1990
(Image: Mirrorpix)

Mint Casting are happy to take on people who already work full-time but applicants must be able to get the day off at short notice.

Applicants should email their name, age, phone number and clear photos (front, back and side of head) to the following email address: perioddrama@mintcasting

Applicants are encouraged to wear ‘period’ clothes in their submitted photos.

“Maybe wear something of that era – if unsure put on a plain T-shirt and baggy jeans.”

The Hacienda pictured in 1998
(Image: Manchester Evening News)

The Hacienda, which became famous during the 1980s and 1990s, is associated with rave music and acid house culture.

Acts which made the Hacienda famous includes The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Madonna, The Fall, James, The Smiths and Inspiral Carpets.

The 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, starring Steve Coogan as record label boss Tony Wilson, tells the story of the club. The club closed in June 1997.

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