Hannibal Burress Hires Stand-in for Spider-Man Homecoming Premiere

TV shows and movies are always hiring stand-ins and photo doubles to work on set. Usually, their job consists of mimicking the principal actors so the production’s cinematographer can set up the lighting and camera angles. But, Spider-Man: Homecoming star, Hannibal Burress, took it one step further and hired a photo double to play for Wednesday’s Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere.

Buress, who plays Coach Wilson in the movie, sent someone on his behalf to walk the red carpet. In tweets ahead of the premiere, which was later deleted, Buress issued a casting call for “a lookalike with solid comedic timing for an event tonight” and promised to pay the stand-in $500.

The chosen Buress stand-in was Los Angeles screenwriter and actor Joe Carroll. Unsurprisingly, Carroll documented what happened on Instagram:

Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Robert Downey Jr., and Zendaya. The Atlanta-filmed production hits theaters on July 7th.