A casting call has gone out for the upcoming hourlong drama pilot for FOX television currently titled, Controversy. According to Variety, the story follows the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power. Rita Wilson and Archie Panjabi have been cast to star on the pilot. Sheldon Turner penned the pilot. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct the pilot and will serve as executive producers, along with Jennifer Klein, Charlie Gogolak and real-life fixer Judy Smith, who inspired ABC’s “Scandal.” Vendetta Productions and Zaftig Films are on board, along with 20th Century FOX. Filming will take place in Chicago, Ill.
The casting director has put out an open call seeking the following:
- COLLEGE STUDENTS – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 18-25. Needed for Multiple days of work TUESDAY, 3/21 (we also need students on 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/27, 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 4/3 and 4/4). Put “NAME AND DATE OF ROLE” in the subject line of your email.
- COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBERS – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 35-65. Work date: 3/21. Put “NAME AND DATE OF ROLE” in the subject line of your email.
- JOGGERS AND CYCLISTS – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 18-30, You MUST be comfortable jogging off and on over the course of the day and on set. Work dates: 3/21, 3/22, 3/29, 3/30, 3/31. Put “NAME AND DATE OF ROLE” in the subject line of your email.
- MEDICAL STAFF (Nurses, Doctors, Techs, EMT, Orderlies) – Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages 18+. You should have your own transportation to set in case filming is outside of Chicago. Work date: MONDAY, 4/3 & TUESDAY, 4/4 – It’s ok to submit if you’re only available 1 of the 2 days. Put “NAME AND DATE OF ROLE” in the subject line of your email
- COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS – Males, any ethnicity, ages 18-26, needed to portray college football players. All shapes and sizes i.e. physically fit, tough looking, large, etc. are needed as they will need to put together a complete college football team and fit the look for the different positions on the team! Please include in your submission if you have real football experience and what position you have played. Please do not submit if you currently play for a college football team, as we can’t hire anyone that is bound through a NCAA or NAIA contract. There will be locker room scenes, so please include in your submission if you would be comfortable working without a shirt on in the scene. If you are NOT comfortable working shirtless, please still submit, as we will have various scenes with the football players. VERY IMPORTANT – They are specifically looking for men that are at least 6’0 feet tall – please only submit if you fit this requirement. This is a non-speaking role. An exact filming schedule is not locked in yet, but filming starts 3/16 and runs until 4/4. Put “COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS” in the subject line of your email.
- STAND-IN – Ty (Griffin Freeman), Male, Caucasian, Age: 22 – 32, 6’1”, 175lbs, Sandy Blonde/Brown Hair. PLEASE WRITE THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER YOU ARE SUBMITTING TO BE A STAND IN FOR NEXT TO THE WORD STAND IN. Ex. “Ty Stand-in” Please also list your method of transportation.
If interested please send 2 RECENT candid photos in jpeg format (both close up and full length). Please title or rename the photo file with your FIRST and LAST name. Submit photos that show off your body shape – i.e. in a tank/sleeveless shirt, shorts, etc. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses, no hats! The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted. Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, current zip code and email address in this email. Confirm your clothing measurements: Suit Jacket Size, Neck Size, Sleeve Size, Pants Waist and Inseam, Shoe Size, and T-Shirt Size. Tell them if you have real experience playing football – i.e. did you play in college? Do you play flag football? Do you play on an intramural team? What position (s) do you play? Confirm if you would be comfortable in a locker room scene. If booked for this scene, you would receive an additional pay bump. If you are not comfortable in a locker room scene, please let them know that as well. You can send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also fill out the master survey noting your availability for shoot dates HERE. Very important. Failure to complete a proper registration, may result in your not being booked for the project.
Source: 4 Star Casting