Casting Call for Oprah Winfrey’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in Atlanta

08/31/2016

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” casting many extras and featured extras.

The Oprah Winfrey produced feature is now filming in the Atlanta area and there are casting calls for various small, non-speaking roles.

Oprah Winfrey and HBO have teamed up to for “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The upcoming project is based on the nonfiction book of the same name written by Rebecca Skloot. According to deadline, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” has been a passion project for the Oscar-nominated actress. Winfrey teamed with Six Feet Under and True Blood creator Alan Ball to produce the feature film adaptation of Skloot’s novel with HBO Films. Last May, Deadline also reported that Oprah Winfrey is also starring in the project. George C. Wolfe will direct the film. Tony Award winning Hamilton  star Renée Elise Goldsberry also stars in the film opposite Oprah Winfrey as Henrietta Lacks.

Skloot’s novel is about Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman, and the true story behind the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks’s cervical cancer cells in 1951. The story is told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks who will be played by Oprah Winfrey. The film chronicles Lack’s desire to learn about the mother she never knew. The book also chronicles how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancer cells led to medical breakthroughs that changed medicine forever as well as countless lives.

Henrietta Lacks movie cast

 

According to the books Wiki page….  The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research. Skloot said that some of the information was taken from the journal of Deborah Lacks, Henrietta Lacks’s daughter, as well as from “archival photos and documents, scientific and historical research.”

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NEW CASTING “THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS” FUNERAL SCENE – VERY SMALL SCENE – VERY FEATURED

1) OLDER MALE
“THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS” (new face)
African American Only / Medium to Dark Skin Tones / Ages 45-100+
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Elder 13

2) PREACHER
“THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS” (new face)
African American Only / Medium to Dark Skin Tones / Ages 30-100+
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Preacher 13

3) IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS (2yrs Old)
African American Only / Light – Medium Skin Tone / 2 Years Old
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Identical 13

4) 3 YEAR OLD BOY (2-3yrs Old)
African American Only / Light – Medium Skin Tone / 3 Years Old
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Boy 13

NEW CASTING FOR THURSDAY 9/1 & FRIDAY 9/2 & OTHERS

1) COFFEE / REST STOP WITH CAR YEAR 2001 OR OLDER
“THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS” (new face)
All Ethnicities / Males & Females / Must have a Car 2001 or Older
WORK DATE: Friday, September 2nd
SUBJECT: Coffee Car

2) OLDER MALE / FUNERAL SCENE
“THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS” (new face)
African American Only / Ages 45 – 100+ / Longer Hair is Best
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Elder 13

3) EXACT SIZE / MALE
“FOREVER MY GIRL”
All Ethnicities / Males / Must be a 34 Waist & 42R Jacket
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 6th
SUBJECT: Exact

4) AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL IDENTICAL TWIN 2 YEAR OLD GIRLS
WORK DATE: Tuesday, September 13th
SUBJECT: Twin 13

TO APPLY-
EMAIL: extrascastingTM@gmail.com

PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE IN YOUR SUBMISSION:
3 Up to Date / CURRENT PHOTOS of yourself *photos do not need to be professional, selfies are fine (no filters please)*
(Well Lit & In Focus / Plain Background in Photo is Best)
-1 Face Forward
-1 Medium Length
-1 Full Length / Full Body Shot
PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE YOUR:
1. Legal Name
2. Phone Number
3. Email Address
4. Actual Age
5. Height
6. Weight
7. Top Size
8. Pant Size
9. Shoe Size
10. Car Make, Model & Year (if applicable)
11. Current City and State

*please ONLY SUBMIT if you are 100% interested and available and SERIOUS about working with us in the Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.

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