Casting directors seek Georgia talent for film projects
ATLANTA – A long list of film companies are putting Georgia talent to work in the coming months, including a number that are currently casting extras.
Casting directors are seeking men and women to play members of Congress, reporters, students, professors and police for HBO’s “Confirmation.” Starring Michael London, Susannah Grant, Kerry Washington and Janice Williams, the film is centered around the controversial 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill Supreme Court nomination hearings.
A casting call has gone out for men and women as extras in the roles of “upscale” men and women, military men and officers, African-American and Asian men and women, Russian men, college students and alumni and medical and laboratory personnel in metro Atlanta for “Captain America 3: Civil War.”
Hispanic-looking men in their 20s to 40s are needed for “Mena,” starring Tom Cruise. Based on the true story of pilot Barry Seal, a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA, the film will be shot in Ball Ground.
An open casting call is issued for speaking parts for African-American men 18 and older in “Barber Shop 3.” The sequel starring Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj, and Cedric the Entertainer will shoot in Atlanta.
Casting directors are also seeking extras in Atlanta to play couples, security guards and teens for “The Founder,” a film about Ray Kroc set in the 1950s. The story of the man who turned a hamburger stand into a fast food empire will star Michael Keaton.