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location: tampa an orlando
Attention Airhead Productions is looking for strong pop rock male and female singers. This is not a paying gig but depending on ticket sales there’s still the possibility of a paycheck at the end. This would be for the US premier of HOOKED this show will take place in Orlando and Tampa. If interested message or email ([email protected]) me ASAP. Video auditions are accepted just let me know.
Odette Odette is one of life’s survivors. Having grown up on the mean streets of South London, there’s very little that will shock her, even working at The Ruby Lounge. She watches the other girls come over from eastern Europe and she can see that most of them are like lambs to the slaughter. She tries to watch out for them. She does what she can to keep them from harm; tries to help them toughen up. But there’s only so much that you can do. It’s a brutal world out there.
Angel When you’ve been thrown out and cut off by your rich parents for your total lack of repentance for a string of petty offences, you do what you can to get by. Life is ever thus for Angel. But it turns out that she’s pretty good at what she does. She’s found her slot. There are rich pickings to be made from the punters who slather and drool over her. Late at night, full of booze and drugs and dizzy with lust, they’re not exactly careful with their cash and personal belongings.
Ben On the outside, Ben is a charmer and a chancer, he is popular and talented. But on the inside he’s falling apart. The trouble is that he doesn’t know what he wants. Ben lives two lives, one that is comfortable, suburban and dull, and one that is exciting and fun but also dangerous and addictive. He’s gradually being torn apart and something’s got to give. The two different worlds he inhabits can no longer be kept apart and are about to collide with disastrous consequences. Will Ben survive, or is he destined to keep on making the same mistakes again and again?
Parnell As manager of The Ruby Lounge, Parnell sees two types of punters come through the doors: the ones who are passing through, just flirting with danger; and then there are the others, the regulars, the ones who are sucked in and can’t help themselves. These are the ones who pay the bills, keep him in good suits, maintain his lifestyle. Parnell cultivates them, grooms them, keeps them happy – just as he does with his girls. It doesn’t mean that he likes them; he’s just taking care of business. And sometimes people get hurt. It’s nothing personal – it’s just the law of the jungle.
On the surface the story is about a man going off the rails at the mercy of a mass of addictions; Ben is hooked on alcohol, cocaine and sex and it turns his world upside down. Under pressure to be successful from his wife, Emma, Ben throws himself into his work. Working late in media-land he gets drawn into an intoxicating world of thrill-seeking. Stoked up on success, coke, champagne, hookers and hangers-on he starts to think he’s invincible and steadily loses touch with his own identity. In the process he ruins a business and the lives of the two very different women that have fallen for him.
Ben becomes a frequent visitor to The Ruby Lounge, a seedy dance club owned by drug-pusher Parnell – a violent man who leaves his clients in no doubt as to how ruthless he can be and what could happen if ever a debt were not settled. Whoever Ben was has left the building and no-one’s interested in what’s left – except for an unlikely saviour in the shape of Monique – a high-class escort from Eastern Europe employed with Angel and Odette as one of Parnell’s club dancers.
Emma has now to accept she’s living in an illusion. She is taken to the limit and finally takes action. Ben goes into freefall, suffers a dramatic heart attack, goes to re-hab, gets clean but resorts to using Monique rather than facing the crisis full on. We watch helplessly as desperate Monique embarks on a doomed romance with Ben, only to discover she is pregnant. She plans to tell Ben but he talks first and after she’s heard what he has to say she decides to keep her secret to herself. Desperately unhappy with her duties at the Club, she decides to run away. Given that she has become a popular attraction at the club, Parnell is angry and his ominous presence closes in on her, resulting in him forcing her to contract an infectious terminal illness.
In this story everyone is hooked on something. Apart from Ben, everyone is hooked on money – however palatably it’s dressed up. Monique and Emma are both hooked on Ben. Whether your drug is money, men, cocaine, sex, status, control or power is not the point. What ‘Hooked’ reveals is that unhealthy addictions are rife in society and come at a high price. ‘Hooked’ will appeal because like any great dramas, it sets your emotions on fire. You’ll be amused by Ben’s capers, you’ll get angry at the both the male leads as they destroy the lives of the female protagonists. You’ll be full of dread as the shadowy, menacing figure of Parnell closes in on the unaware couple. And finally you’ll be fighting back the tears as Monique’s fate is revealed. Only in the final scene are we offered some hope as we see Ben and Emma united with Monique’s orphaned son. Ben has learned his lessons and with renewed strength of character he can lead his life according to his natural moral code.
Job type: Other
Casting Location: tampa an orlando
Contact email: [email protected]