Real World Austin cast will work making a documentary about a band during SXSW.

Real World Austin cast will work making a documentary about a band during SXSW.
The Dallas Morning News reports on some Real World Austin rumors, such as the location of the house, which we’ve known since January. But the paper does have some specific details about the cast’s job. Blog SXSW Baby has already reported that the cast’s job “will be to make a music documentary on a SXSW band during the festival.” spotted the cast at the University of Texas at Austin, where they were prepping by watching documentaries. The Dallas Morning News ads one piece of information: the cast’s lucky boss is UT professor and award-winning documentary filmmaker Paul Stekler. “He won’t confirm or deny,” the paper says, and the band they’ll be following is unknown right now.

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