A MAJOR movie due to be filmed in Keighley has been revealed as The Limehouse Golem.

The title was revealed today by the spokesman Guy Campbell.

The Limehouse Golem, due to be made by a leading independent production company, is adapted from a book by leading author Peter Ackroyd.

The book was adapted by Jane Goldman was responsible for hit films Kingsman, Kickass and Stardust.

Keighley residents are being invited to attend the casting call for people to take part in crowd scenes being shot during October and November.

Film spokesman Guy Campbell said the aim was to use as many local people as possible as extras to give authenticity to the period drama.

Mr Campbell, the Crowd Second Assistant Director, said: “It will have an international cinematic release, and while not a studio blockbuster, it has a great cast and is being made by a company with a strong slate of independent movies behind them.”

Mr Campbell, who lives and works in New Zealand, was Crowd Second Assistant Director for recent major UK films Far From the Madding Crowd and Belle.

He has also carried out various assistant director roles on TV series Mr Selfridge, The Bill and Some Girls, and blockbusters The Dark Knight Rises and Captain America.

Mr Campbell has organised an open casting tomorrow at a Keighley location to be confirmed, for anyone aged 16 or over.

He said: “The film is set in the 19th century and will be an interesting experience for all involved.

“It is a period feature film so we are mostly looking for Caucasian men and women, 16 to approximately 70 years old, to be historically faithful.

“However there will be some scenes where will be using a variety of ethnicities.”

Mr Campbell is particularly looking for men with beards, moustaches and sideburns, but this is not essential. For women, natural longer hair is preferable, but not essential.

Extras must have no tattoos that would be visible over normal clothes. Nails will need to be natural for filming, and ideally people will have no tans or heavy piercing.

Mr Campbell added: “We will be filming a variety of different scenes and are looking for character faces, big personalities and interesting looks.

“Anyone with any special talents should let us know – dancers, circus skills, silver service or anything interesting or unusual.”

During the casting session, Mr Campbell posses team will take measurements and a photograph, and if selected people will be contacted individually for filming dates.

E-mail keighley.extras@gmail.com or Twitter account @keighleyextras in order to register.