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Extras for The Bourne Legacy

Do you have a dream about acting in the next Bourne movie? Here is your chance! The next Bourne movie will be recorded in Tenerife in September and Surfilm is seeking 800 extras on the island

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Santa Cruz de Tenerife will be converted into Athens during filming and now the production company is looking for men and women aged 16 to 75 years. If you have a NIE number in Spain and are on Tenerife, then this is your chance. Casting takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week and the actual recording takes place in September. It is required that you are available on Tenerife in late August, entire September and in the beginning of October. They are particularly looking for Greeks residing on the island.

Furthermore they are looking for computer experts, boxers and martial arts performers. Even those who have a driving license class A or A2 are encouraged to contact the production company. Those who fall under these categories must send an email to

To sign up as an extra, you can either register online via this form or you can show up on the audition on the 28th or 29th of July at Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín between 10 am and 6 pm. To be allowed to work as an extra  must have NIE number in order to get an employment contract. If you currently don’t have a NIE number you can leave the field for NIE number blank while applying and obtain a NIE number before the actual recording begins.

More than 5,000 people have already signed up for the auditions.

Matt Damon will play the lead role in the next Bourne movie and is going to be on Tenerife in September, along with other movie stars plus 600 others from the production company. Surfilm, which has contributed in a number of major hollywod productions such as “Wrath of the Titans,” “Fast & Furios” and “In the heart of the Sea”, also has its own facebook page where you can read more about the casting.

As a curiosity it should be mentioned that right now the 6th season of Game of Thrones is being filmed in Tenerife.