Thousands audition as extras in Matt Damon movie

January 30, 2011 7:20:46 PM PST
Thousands of people lined up in the rain Sunday morning for a chance to make $139 a day.

The added perk is the opportunity to be in an upcoming Matt Damon movie. Sunday was the second day people formed long lines, hoping to be extras in the movie. Sunday's casting was at the Embarcadero YMCA.

The movie is called "Contagion" and stars Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. The producers need about 2,000 extras for the San Francisco scenes.

Filming will take place between February 9 and 17.