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Casting for African-born actors in Minneapolis

Dozens tried out Saturday in Minneapolis for a chance to be in an upcoming Tom Hanks movie. Casting agents were looking for African-born people for Hanks' film about a U.S. captain's encounter with Somali pirates.
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Dozens tried out Saturday in Minneapolis for a chance to be in an upcoming Tom Hanks movie. Casting agents were looking for African-born people for Hanks' film about a U.S. captain's encounter with Somali pirates.

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