Everybody loves a parade. Some just aren't willing to be parade watchers - even if it's in a new movie starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner.
Warner Bros. is in Asheville, N.C., looking for 2,000 people for a scene in "My Fellow Americans," in which two former presidents, played by Lemmon and Garner, join a parade to escape pursuing villains.It turns out the parade is a gay rights march.
The issue turned controversial when North Buncombe High School declined an invitation for its band to appear in the scene. Principal Rodney Mangum said participating "would divide the community."
The folks at Warner Bros. don't see what the fuss is about.
"We're just making a movie, not trying to do anything political," said casting director Shirley Crumley. "This is just a comedy scene."
The scene is to be filmed Monday.