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"Jersey Girl" Lures Jason Biggs

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Aug 27, 2002 | 10:39am EDT

Actor Jason Biggs, best known on-screen for his erotic relationship with an apple pie, will be heading home to his native New Jersey to join the cast of director Kevin Smith's film Jersey Girl, which also stars Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and Liv Tyler, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And you, too, could join the cast.

Biggs, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of The Graduate with Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone, is juggling his schedule to reunite with Smith, who previously directed him in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The actor will shoot the Miramax film in New Jersey and Philadelphia by day and shuttle back to the Great White Way to perform on stage at night through mid-November. He will then return to Los Angeles and begin production on American Pie 3, for which he is said to be receiving an eight-figure salary.

Jersey Girl, written and directed by Smith for his View Askew Productions, is about a publicist (Affleck) and the effects his new wife (Lopez) and 6-year-old daughter have on his already full life, while at the same time he unwillingly finds himself drawn to a video store clerk (Tyler). George Carlin appears as Affleck's father, and Biggs will play Affleck's co-worker and protégé.

And yours could be the next name added to the cast. The Associated Press reports that Smith is recruiting extras for the cast via his View Askew Web site (http://www.viewaskew.com/jgextras/).

"Now, mind you, this isn't for speaking parts; all of those are already taken," reads the casting notice. "But that doesn't mean you still can't be a part of the Movie Magic (actual Movie Magic not guaranteed) as an Extra!" Aspiring extras must submit a photo, contact information and statistics (age, gender, height and weight) by Friday.

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