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The Rock's reality series 'The Hero' casting in Chicago

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson needs a hero. Actually, he needs a roster of people who think they can be heroes for his upcoming TNT reality competition series "The Hero."

Casting producers for Electus and 5x5 Media are coming to Chicago Oct. 20 to interview possible competitors for the series, which will put 10 "ordinary people" in a house in an exotic location and assign them "missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality." I'm not quite clear on what this means--will they be asked to save each others' lives?--but the producers are looking for competitors who display physical, mental and emotional strength.

The Rock will serve as mentor and motivator to the contestants. Here are the details on the castings calls in Chicago and six other cities. All sessions take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time in each city.

Before the casting calls, go to "The Hero" website and apply online. Must have a valid Passport and be willing to travel outside of the U.S. for a three-week adventure and compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Chicago
When: Oct. 20
Where: XSport Fitness, 819 S. State St.

OTHER CITIES
Los Angeles
When: Oct. 13
Where: Crunch Gym, 8000 Sunset Boulevard

Boston
When: Oct. 20
Where: Jillian's (Tequila Rain Entrance), 3 Lansdowne St.

Dallas
When: Oct. 20
Where: Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley, 13933 N. Central Expressway

New York
When: Oct. 27
Where: TRYP Hotel, 345 W. 35th St.

Nashville
When: Oct. 27
Where: Bar Louie, 314 11th Ave. South

Minneapolis
When: Nov. 3
Where: Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway in Bloomington

From TNT
TNT's The Hero will bring 10 ordinary people together in a house and then assign them various missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they've got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing (and able) to overcome, undergo or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Johnson will serve as The Hero's mentor and motivator, encouraging the contestants to reach far beyond their personal limits. In the end, one player will rise above the others, overcoming obstacles he/she never thought possible in order to become a true hero.

In a unique twist on the reality-competition format, The Hero will incorporate social media into every facet of the show, from pre-production and casting to on-location shooting and live broadcasts. Through the show's interactive digital platform, viewers will be able to vote each week for the contestant they consider to be the most heroic. The series is set to premiere on TNT in summer 2013.

The Hero was created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of the Emmy®-winning 5x5 Media (Survivor, Fashion Star, TBS's upcoming King of the Nerds), along with Charles Wachter (Fashion Star, Food Revolution) and Electus' Ben Silverman (Fashion Star, The Biggest Loser, The Office). The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox); 5x5 Media (part of the Electus studio system led by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk); Charles Wachter; Dwayne Johnson; and Dany Garcia. Electus International, Electus' global distribution arm, will retain all international distribution rights.

Website: http://www.theherotnt.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheHeroTNT
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheHeroTNT | #TheHeroTNT

Interested participants can also email their name, contact information and a photo to the Electus and 5x5 Media casting team at TheHeroTNT@gmail.com.

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