A casting call has gone out seeking talent for the upcoming homecoming drama feature film, Ben is Back. Set to star in the film is Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton. Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, About A Boy) will direct. The story follows a charming, yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges) who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall. Newton will play Ivy Burns, the 17 year old sister, described as a beautiful singer, who loves her brother, but does not trust that he can be better. Ivy doesn’t like what he has done to her family, but can tell how much he means to Holly, and how important it is that they try and help him get better. Filming is currently taking place in NYC and will continue through the month of January.
The casting director is currently seeking the following to work on the film as paid background talent and possible featured talent:
- ASIAN GIRL – Seeking 7-10 year old Asian girl to portray nativity pageant role. Works 12/15 and 12/18.
- CHURCH CONGREGATION TYPES – Seeking Non-Union Men & Women ages 18-99 to play church congregation types. This is for interior church scene. Shoots 12/18. Note in your email if you have church wardrobe. Please put “FB Church” in the email subject line.
- TWIN BABIES – Seeking 15 month old set of TWINS with brown hair who are able to walk. Needed to play the child is a drug addict. Please note in your email if your twins can walk and their sizes. Works 1/9/18. Please put “TWINS” in the email subject line
If you are interested in submitting yourself or your child for any of the above roles please send YOUR NAME OR NAME of TWINS, UNION STATUS, STATS, CONTACT INFO, AVAILABILITY and at least 2-3 Non-headshot PHOTOS that clearly depict your current look to: BenisBack@gwcnyc.com. Please use appropriate email subject title for role you are submitting.
Source: Grant Wilfley Casting