Walt Disney Pictures and Wheatfield Productions are in pre-production on an exciting new live action sci-fi feature film called “1952”. The Disney casting directors are casting starring roles including a boy and girl who can play 10-11 years of age, and a naturally beautiful teen girl who can play 16-17 years of age. Shooting on the project will take place in Vancouver, BC starting this spring, 2013. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver. All photo-doubles and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be hired in Vancouver, as well as all of the extras. Academy Award winner George Clooney has been cast in a lead role.
From the Academy Award winning producers of three Harry Potter films comes the upcoming epic feature film “Christ The Lord,” based on the best-selling novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” by Anne Rice. The casting directors are accepting online self-taped video auditions from boys ages 7-10 to play the starring role of Jesus as a child. Filming begins on March 6, 2013 and will continue through the end of May, 2013. There will also be 2-4 weeks paid rehearsal prior to filming. The shoot will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the person chosen.
The hit FX NetworkGolden Globe Nominated horror-drama series American Horror Story has been renewed for a second season and the award winning casting team is holding auditions in Los Angeles. The show’s format is anthology based, whereas the story, characters, and location for each season is different. The show’s guest stars and extras are being cast throughout the season, which began shooting July 17, 2012. The second season of “American Horror Story” takes place in an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, although filming takes place in Los Angeles.
The HBO Films semi-improvised comedy movie “Clear History” is in production and casting for the film’s extras will be ongoing throughout the shoot which will continue through early November, 2012. The casting director in Boston is seeking children and teen extras, as well as adults. They are also casting teens and adults who are great water skiers. These are fully paid positions, and no prior experience working as a background performer is necessary. Filming is taking place in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.
The independent comedy western film “A Night In Old Mexico” starring Academy Award winner Robert Duvall, is holding an open casting call in Texas for both speaking roles and extras. The project is also using the working title of “Skydance”. Shooting will take place in Austin, Texas as well as the Brownsville area, where the open casting call is being held. In addition to actors and extras, Stand-ins and Photo Doubles for lead actors are also needed. Children, teens, adults, and seniors are all needed. Principal photography begins on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The film tells the story of a cranky Texas rancher who is forced to give up his land and move to a trailer park, and takes a last wild ride with his estranged grandson where both learn life lessons.
Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company‘s true crime drama feature film “Devil’s Knot” starring Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth is currently casting thirteen lead roles, and numerous supporting and day player roles. The movie is based on the events surrounding the sensationalized trial of the West Memphis 3 murders and how the crime impacted the lives of those in the community. Filming begins June 25, 2012 in Louisiana.
Liam Hemsworth’s last film before shooting commences on “Catching Fire” is now casting for lead roles. The film is titled “Paranoia” and also stars Academy Award nominated actors Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. It is being described as a corporate espionage thriller that follows a war between rival telecom companies. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles and New York. The extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles will be hired in the filming locations of Philadelphia and New York.
Walt Disney Pictures and Roth Films are in pre-production on the live-action feature film “Maleficent”, which explores the origins of the evil fairy godmother and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty“. The casting directors in Los Angeles and London are holding auditions for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and London beginning June 11, 2012 and will continue through November 4, 2012. “Maleficent” is set to hit theaters on March 14, 2014.
The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire”, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012. With four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announcing that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, there is a good chance that a different casting director will be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit“, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.