Blue Mountain State was an American comedy series that aired on Spike TV, and premiered back in 2010. The series was about a fictional university, Blue Mountain State, its football team – “The Mountain Goats”, and the life of sex, drugs, and wild partying at the university. In 2012, the series was not renewed for a fourth season.
BMS creator Eric Falconer said about the cancellation – “Making Blue Mountain State was one of the greatest experiences of my life. If you had fun watching it, believe me, we had just as much fun making it. When the show was canceled unexpectedly in 2012, after only three seasons on the air, I felt cheated. For you and for us. College is supposed to be four years. We needed four seasons to complete the show. Since the day of our cancellation, we’ve been trying to figure out a way to make a BMS movie. “We” being myself, my co-creator Romanski, and our amazing cast lead by Alan Ritchson, who played Thad Castle on the show.”
Falconer petitioned funds for a BMS movie, but after trying to go through the traditional route, he found success via Kickstarter. With over 23,0000 backers and reaching the goal of $1.5 million, the campaign was one of Kickstarter’s most successful movie projects.
BMS creators Romanski and Eric Falconer said the film will follow the lives of the players as they finish out their college career and attempt to move on to the NFL. The crew started filming in late 2014 on location in Wilmington, North Carolina, with the cast going on vision quests to prepare for their roles.
Directed by Lev L. Spiro, it will star Alan Ritchson, Denise Richards, Jimmy Tatro, and Page Kennedy.
According to The Star-News, a local extras casting agency has been employed by the film’s production team to continually work on casting several people in various background roles for the film. The agency, Kimmie Stewart Casting, has also been updating those interested in joining the film, what specific roles they are looking to fill in for each day-with calls already going out for female DJs, male cops, college-aged couples, and party girls.
For casting information, you can head to the casting Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KimmieCasting
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland will open in theaters next spring.