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Actress Drew Barrymore is headed to Lexington. Production company is seeking extras.

Actress Drew Barrymore in the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet.”
Actress Drew Barrymore in the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet.” TNS

Actress Drew Barrymore is headed to Lexington to work on a movie, and local extras are being sought.

Barrymore’s film, “The Stand-In,” will film in part at Wrigley Media Group Studios in Lexington, according to a press release from Barrymore’s production company, Flower Films.

Wrigley Media Group said in a release on Wednesday that it will be shooting the last week of February at locations in downtown Lexington, and in and around Versailles. Wrigley said it will be casting for dozens of background extras; to apply send information and a picture to wrigleymediagroup.com/casting

Barrymore, 43, has been a star since she was a child and played Henry Thomas’ little sister in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” She won a Golden Globe for the movie “50 First Dates” with Adam Sandler.

Additional cast for “The Stand-In” will be announced shortly, according to the release.

The plot centers on a comedy actress and her ambitious stand-in trading places. Eventually the stand-in starts to take over the actress’ identity, career and boyfriend, according to the release.

The movie will be directed by Jamie Babbit, an Emmy-winning executive producer and director of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Babbit has also directed “Gilmore Girls, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” HBO’s “Girls,” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

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