The production company behind a new Disney movie being filmed in Ireland is looking for Irish extras to take part.

A huge film set is being built in the village of Enniskerry in Co Wicklow for the movie 'Disenchanted' - the sequel to its hit film, Enchanted.

Filming is expected to start for the production next month.

A casting call has been announced by Clocktower Productions.

People can apply to be extras for the production through Movieextras.ie.

It says filming is due to take place between May and August of this year.

The production company says it is committed to diverse, inclusive casting and submissions will be accepted for all performers.

A team of carpenters, painters and builders are currently transforming some of the village of Enniskerry into a magical Disney wonderland.

The Enniskerry Schoolhouse for Art is in the process of being converted into a Disney palace.

Neil Condron, Director of the Shoolhouse for Art, says it is "emerging every minute of the day and it's transforming this beautiful village into something spectacular".

The chairman of the Enniskerry Business Association says that after a year of Covid-19 restrictions, having Disneyland on their doorsteps has been great for all concerned.

Neil Condron said that he thinks that for a movie of this size it will have a legacy.

"We're all just waiting and wondering what is going to happen next."

Local café owner Peter Norton says that it is a godsend to have Disney, with the extra business that it is bringing to the village because of all the builders, carpenters, electricians and workers.

He says that once the set is built, he also expects it to be a tourist attraction during the summertime.

Mr Norton says that while they have had other productions filming in Enniskerry, this is the biggest they have ever had.

It is hoped that there will also be a long-term boost from the production.

Councillor Melanie Corrigan, who is also a member of Wicklow Tourism, says that it is really exciting.

"We have Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams coming out to Enniskerry."

She said that the movie is really going to help to promote Co Wicklow.

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