Matt Damon says Tenerife’s Bourne 5 extras were awesome!

Updated 17 April 2016: Were you one of the extras? If so, Matt Damon thinks you were fantastic! Casting Canarias reports the actor, talking to Entertainment Weekly:

With the largest of the Canary Islands standing in for Athens, a crowd of hundreds of locals — who learned Greek phrases ahead of the 25-day shoot — played ardent activists. “Never for one second did I not feel like I was in the middle of some austerity riot,” Damon says. “I don’t know if it was something specific to Tenerife or that they were really excited to be in this movie or some combination of the two, but they [the extras] were awesome.”

The film is being released on 28 July. How many parts of Santa Cruz can you recognize in the trailer?

Original post 18 July 2015: Sur Film is looking for 800 extras for the next Jason Bourne film, starring Matt Damon and, it is rumoured, Viggo Mortensen, which will be filming in Tenerife this September when Santa Cruz will be transformed into Athens. The casting will take place in the Santa Cruz auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday, 28 and 29 July between 10am and 6pm. Those who want to attend must first register online HERE before 6pm on the 26th to be allocated to a group given an hour’s time slot.

Sur Film is particularly looking for drivers with an A or A2 licence, Greeks living in the Canaries, experienced computer specialists, boxers and combat sportsmen/women – anyone who falls into these categories should send an email to as soon as possible, and include their details and a photograph. Those selected will be grouped separately in the casting.

Sur Film says that the social security number box on the online form can be left blank if not presently known, but only those with social security numbers will be employed because it is essential in order to be given a contract for the work. The same applies to those emailing their details for consideration in the special categories. In addition, all attendees must bring their DNI or NIE with them to the casting.



  1. I think its worth mentioning that the extras they are looking for are between the ages of 16 and 75

  2. Nova’s comment just totally made my day! Still laughing! Janet, maybe you should start a dating section? 😀

  3. Unless you’re good looking and single and not bothered about being in the movie, in which case tell me 😉

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      jolly good … but you’re better off telling Sur Film because the casting is nothing to do with me. Just follow the instructions above and fill in their online form or send them an email to the address given …

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