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Saturday April 19th 2014

Open Casting Call for James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

 

 

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The Universal Pictures feature film Get On Up based on life of soul legend James Brown is currently filming in Natchez and Jackson Mississippi. Producer Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment had been working on the project since 2001, and has been long in development at a time when Brown was an active part in it before he died in 2006.  The pic charts a young boy’s rise from extreme poverty and violence to become one of the most influential black artists in history whose career spanned six decades.  Set to star as The Godfather of Soul is 42 actor Chadwick BosemanViola Davis and Octavia Spencer will also star and will be reuniting with director Tate Taylor (The Help) who will direct this film.  Get On Up will hit the big screen in Fall 2014.  Filming began in November and will continue thru January 27th.

The extras casting director is currently seeking the following for paid extra work:

  • CAUCASIAN and AFRICAN AMERICAN  MEN and WOMEN, ages 18 and over  for a really FUN CONCERT scene that takes place in 1971 Paris (filming in Jackson, MS)

These are daytime scenes (starting early in the morning on January 7th)…

Please submit as soon as you can and over the holidays. We will be booking now and over the next few weeks!

**IF YOU ALREADY SUBMITTED, THERE IS NO NEED TO SUBMIT AGAIN. THIS POST IS TO CONTINUE GETTING PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T ALREADY SUBMITTED!!!

Note 1:  They will need SOME people to go on a costume fitting on Jan 2nd or Jan 3rd, so please start submitting now so that they can set some of you up for fittings before and during our holiday break/hiatus! Not all will need go on the fitting, but they will need to pre-fit a core group of you to establish the look of the scene for 1971!

Selected people will be contacted via email so please keep an eye out for a booking email over the next few weeks (check your spam/junk folder too!)

PLEASE SUBMIT your NAME, AGE, CITY and STATE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, LIST Clothing SIZES, Men: Jacket , Waist and shoe size  -AND- Ladies: Bust/Bra size, Dress size and shoe to: GETONUPEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM   AND PLEASE  put “PARIS CONCERT” in the subject line.

CURRENT PHOTOS – Please send a good face photo from the shoulders up, preferably with no other people in the picture and please avoid a photo with hats or sunglasses.
Please show your hair length and color in your photo – NO wig photos, please!!

Pay rates will be discussed at the open call an upon hiring.

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