'House of Cards' casting extras in D.C.

Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

"House of Cards," the Netflix-produced political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, has been filming in the area — now the production needs some extras. On Sunday, 901 Restaurant is hosting an open casting call for the series from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Producers are looking for people of all ethnicities from 21 to 70 years of age, to play Members of Congress, staffers, lobbyists, aides and interns. The show, which is being directed by "Fight Club" director David Fincher, is a reboot of the 1990 BBC mini-series that detailed political shenanigans at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister. Spacey's "House of Cards" is set in present day D.C. and the drama swirls around American politics.

Wannabe extras should bring a non-professional snapshot, as well as a headshot and full body shot to the restaurant, which will also have drink specials for the occasion.

And, on a sidenote, members of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association will get the first drink on the house.

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