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    Luke Winters of Wortham, then 10, takes a picture with Ryan Gosling on the set of “First Man,” shot in Atlanta in the fall of 2017. Luke stars as the son of Neil Armstrong, played by Gosling in the big-budget film.

Wortham boy in upcoming Damien Chazelle movie

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

When Wortham’s Luke Winters, then 10, and his father, Shane, heard last summer about an open-casting call in Waco for boys to be in a movie they were intrigued enough to go, but did not have much hope that Luke would actually get a part.

That was in late August 2017, during the time Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, and they were already planning to go to Waco the day of the audition. 

“We got up early that morning, and it was raining out,” Shane said, “and I told the kids, ‘Hey, do you want to have some fun?’ So we ran to Waco, went to the hotel and we were one of the first ones there.”


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