“American Express” Starring Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo Now Casting in Chicago

03/12/2016

Amazon Studios has a new movie in production formerly called “American Express”

The movie will be directed by Nash Edgerton, stunt man and movie director. Charlize Theron is said to be producing the project. “American Express” will star Theron, David Oyelowo, and Amanda Seyfried. Filming is beginning and the project will shoot around the Chicago area.

Chicago’s 4 Star Casting has released a few new casting notices out for local talent to fill small background roles in scenes filming this coming week.

According to a story about the movie on Reel Chicago, Amazon has already set up shop. They have rented offices at CSC on the West Side and are calling the film project, “The Nash Edgerton Project” (formerly “American Express”). The movie will be filming in February and March of 2016.

American Express movie filming in Chicago

Stunt man and Australian director Nash Edgerton is heading the project and his brother Joel Edgerton also has a co-starring role. Charlize Theron is named as one the movie’s producers. She will produce through her Denver & Delilah company. Also producing is Rebecca Yeldham, who recently produced Joel Edgerton‘s directorial debut “The Gift.” The movie’s script is written by Matthew Stone and Anthony Tambakis.

The Nash Edgerton Project” (“American Express”) will be filming in the Chicago area this coming week. The project is about to wrap but there are still a few upcoming scenes that are still looking for talent. Currently, the movie’s casting directors are only considering talent in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Interested? Here is the casting notice:

You MUST send the email submission and complete the survey – it is a two step process. Survey without photo submission is incorrect, same goes for photo submission, but no survey.

Last Days of filming in Chicago.

CASTING CALL: Feature film – Nash Edgerton Project
SHOOT DATES: See below
NON-UNION ROLES: See below
LOCATION: See below
RATE: $80/8

10 slots left – Monday, 3/14 (Calumet City):
All the Mall extras on this date need to have a car to get to the location in Calumet City

Mall Shoppers – Male, Caucasian/Asian/Ethnically Ambiguous, Ages 18 – 55 who look like the live in Los Angeles.

New Date – Thursday, 3/17 (Chicago): This is the last day of filming on this project.

Office Workers with Cars 3/17 and Gold Coaster with Luxury Cars 3/17 – Female/Male, Any Ethnicity, Ages 20s to 60s – please do not submit for either of these roles if you DO NOT have a vehicle – you will get a $35 bump for use of your car. Repeat, if you DO NOT have a vehicle, DO NOT SUBMIT!

Valet, Male, Any Ethnicity, 24 – 30, good, fast, reliable, suck up to the boss kind of employee

Door Man, Male, African American or Caucasian, 40 to 55 yoa

Before you send in your email submission – you must complete the survey – click on link/photo below

If interested and available, send an email to extras4picrow@gmail.com

1) Put appropriate role in the subject line

2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email address

3) Send a RECENT candid photo in jpeg format – close up and full length – Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses, no hats!. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face! The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted.

*NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME.
Right click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name.

4) If you are submitting for a role that requires a vehicle, list the MAKE, MODEL, YEAR AND COLOR of the vehicle.

Be sure to also complete the survey found here.

We will let you know if you are in consideration!

The following roles may also still be available:

Contestant Couple:

SHOOT DATE: Monday, March 14th
LOCATION: Chicago
RATE: $80/8
SCENE: LIVE GAME SHOW
ROLES: CONTESTANT COUPLE

AGES 50’s/60’s/70’s. Caucasian Male. Caucasian or Asian Female. It would be great if you were a real Couple but you can submit individually. An example of what we want are James Garner & Gena Rowlands.

These roles will most likely have an audition and a possible upgrade with lines. You must submit correctly to be considered.

Hollywood bar scene

SHOOT DATE: Tuesday, March 15th
LOCATION: Chicago
RATE: $80/8
SCENE: Hollywood Bar (The look is Viper Room)
ROLES: SEE BELOW

This is a HOLLYWOOD bar scene. The look is very specific. Please send photos of yourself in this look.

BARTENDERS: Male & Female, Caucasian. 30’s. Tatoos/Piercings OK. Rockers. Attractive Hollywood types, think Megan Fox or Adam Levine types

WAITSTAFF: Male & Female, Caucasian. 20’s. Tatoos/Piercings OK. Rockers, Attractive Hollywood types

BAR PATRONS: All ethnicities, ages 20-35, hollywood rock types, very glam or rock star, hollywood hipster, attractive and fit, tattoos, piercings are good, stylish.

For above roles please send the following:

If interested and available, send an email to extras4picrow@gmail.com

1) Put the role you are submitting for in the subject line

2) Include your name, age, height, weight, phone number, zip code and email address.

3) Send a RECENT candid photo in jpeg format – close up and full length – Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses, no hats!. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face! If you are able, please send us a photo that best represents the role you are submitting for.
The better the photo, the better your chance of being submitted.
*NOTE: NAME YOUR JPEG PHOTO WITH YOUR FULL NAME!
Right click on the photo and it will give you an option to re-name the file, Re-name it with your full name.

4) Let us know if you have submitted for any other roles or stand-ins, etc for this project.

5) Confirm that you are available to work the date.

We will let you know if you are in consideration! .

Be sure to also check out all the other movies and shows that are filming in Chicago and have casting calls out in the Chicago area.

Amazon movie starring David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo – image source wike



3 thoughts on ““American Express” Starring Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo Now Casting in Chicago

  1. Terence Lee

    Worked as an extra in “Mighty Joe Young” long Beach California, late 90’s. Would love to be in “American Express” if you need executive type, in Transformer’s III at 29:12 playing Patrick Dempsey’s, “Dillon Gould’s” in Milwaukee Art institute July 2010…also on set of showtime’s Shameless, “bear tailgate” Nov. 2012 in Chicago. Thank you for your time and congratulations Chicago Movie makers!

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  2. Noel Morrissey

    I’d love to take part in some t.v. shows.

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