Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” is beginning production in Pittsburgh and now casting.
Richard Linklater’s (“School of Rock,” “Boyhood,” “Dazed and Confused” “Everybody Wants Some” ) upcoming film (“Last Flag Flying“) is still in production in the area and has scenes coming up next week that will be needing background actors. Pittsburgh area casting directors are now casting locals to fill lots of extras roles. The casting notice released states that the production needs talent of all ages on this one.
According to Variety Amazon Studios is financing and distributing the movie which stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, J. Quinton Johnson and Laurence Fishburne. “Last Flag Flying” is somewhat of a sequel to to 1973’s “The Last Detail” which starred Jack Nicholson. The movie is based on Darryl Ponicsan’s novel of the same name which was published in 2005. The book was a follow-up to Ponicsan’s 1970 novel which was the base for the Nicholson film.
The original story was about 3 Navy officers. This follow up is set during the Iraq War and brings back characters introduced in the original story… Billy Bad-Ass, Mule, and Meadows. The characters were played by Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young in the original film. The old Navy friends now come to the aid of another friend who is trying to bring home the body of his son, who was killed in the Iraq war. J. Quinton Johnson play’s the killed soldier’s best friend who is escorting the body home. Richard Linklater previously worked with J. Quinton Johnson in “Everybody Wants Some.”
Interested? Here is the casting call:
FOR THE FEATURE FILM LAST FLAG FLYING – (Starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne & Steve Carell)
Filming in the Pittsburgh Area.
**LAST CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE FILM THIS WEEK AND NEXT**
STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING 3 SCENES!
THURSDAY- DECEMBER 1ST
1 MALE (18-34 YEARS TO PORTRAY A MARINE (does not require real military experience but would require you to have a military haircut provided on set)
TRAIN SCENE 1 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – DECEMBER 2& 3 (must be completely available both days for continuity)
MALE & FEMALE *18 and older*
TRAIN SCENE 2 MONDAY DECEMBER 5th (FULL DAY AVAILABILITY)
MALE & FEMALE *18 and older*
*MUST BE IN OR CLOSE PROXIMITY TO PITTSBURGH*
*MUST BE 18 YEARS AND OLDER*
Please email LASTFLAGEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM
PLEASE WRITE WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE
Please include a current photo, name, age, height, weight, wardrobe sizes, and phone number in the email.
DECEMBER 6th & DECEMBER 7th (FUNERAL MOURNERS (it is okay to work these 2 days if you are scheduled November 30th)
Need full commitment for 10-12 hour days THESE 2 DATES – In the Pittsburgh area, must be 18 and older.
A – MALE/FEMALES IN THEIR 20’s- Early 30’s (to portray friends of the deceased)
B -MALE/FEMALES IN THEIR 40’s – 70’s (to portray relatives of the deceased)
DECEMBER 2&3 – MUST MATCH (TRAIN STATION SCENE)
-MALES AND FEMALES 18 and older to portray passengers ( must be available to work both dates)
DECEMBER 5th – TRAIN STATION SCENE (2)
– MALES AND FEMALES 18 and older to portray passengers
Please submit a CURRENT photo, height, weight, name, age, and phone number. Please write which dates you are applying for in the email.
AGAIN – MUST BE 18 years and older, MUST BE IN OR AROUND THE PITTSBURGH AREA. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY WORKED. Thank you!
Also, the project may still need the following:
STARRING STEVE CARELL, LAURENCE FISHBURNE, AND BRYAN CRANSTON
WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING AN OPEN CALL FOR THIS SHOW. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND APPROPRIATE CURRENT PHOTOS WHEN APPLYING. ** YOU MUST ALSO BE IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA OR SURROUNDING AREAS.
Please see below for what we are looking for:
All ages, all ethnicities!
- male and female stand ins
- African American Choir & Congregants
- Government Officers
- Air Force Personnel / military
- Hotel Guests
- Baggage Handlers at train stations
- Bar Maid/ Patrons/ Waitress/ Bartender
- Train passengers
WE ARE FILMING BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1 and DECEMBER 14th. THERE ALSO WILL BE SOME WEEKEND FILMING.
PLEASE INCLUDE A CURRENT PHOTO, YOUR PHOTO SHOULD BE A CLEAR PHOTO OF YOU THAT IS PRESENTABLE TO SHOW A DIRECTOR. (avoid sunglasses and hats, mirrored selfies, try to get someone to take a photo of you in front of a white wall)
Please include your name, height, and weight. Please include any wardrobe sizes that you know.
Please also include a current phone number.
Please write in the email if you have any bartending experience, waitress, bar maid, hotel staff, or military.