“Get On Up” Open casting call Mississippi This Weekend


Universal Studios feature “Get On Up” is now in production.

Mississippi Film Casting

James Brown Movie Casting Call and audition information.

The open casting for extras is set for this weekend in Jackson Mississippi.

“Get On Up” is the James Brown film that is now shooting in Mississippi. The production is reported to be hiring as many as 3000 paid extras.

Producers and casting directors for “Get On Up” will be in Jackson seeking to fill spots for school scenes, concert scenes, church scenes and more.

About the film: 

“Get On Up” is the Universal Pictures biopic about James Brown who is also known as the Godfather of soul. “Get On Up” will star Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, and Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The film will span over 3 decades of Brown’s life.

The open casting call is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mississippi Department of Education.

The film is shooting now through Dec. 20th in Natchez and will film Jan. 6th to 24th in Jackson, Miss.

The Mississippi film office released the following casting call:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th –  11am-6pm

Mississippi Department of Education (Central High School bldg)

359 North West Street (Use the West Street Entrance)

Jackson, MS 39201



ALL TYPES of MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN, ALL AGES (age 0 to 80!!) are needed



  • Even though they are seeking all types and all ages, they are specifically looking for the following:
  • Younger men and women, ages 14 to 30, Afr. Amer and Cauc. for school scenes and also concert scenes!!
  • African American men and women, all ages for church scenes as well as concert scenes (the Apollo, etc..)
  • Attractive Caucasian men and women for a Hollywood scene in 1964 – ages 18 and over
  •  Military Men, all ethnicities, ages 18 to 35 for a performance scene by James Brown during the Vietnam war!)

Important Notes:

IF you have a CURRENT PHOTO (smaller size,- 4 x 6, 5 x 7, etc…) that we can keep, please bring one” (OR a photo will be taken at the casting). Headshots and resumes are welcome as well.

Hair requirements: This is a period film that spans 1940 thru 1990. Men should start letting their hair grow for us to shape as needed. Women, please sign up or submit photos with your natural hair length and color visible. If women have extremely short hair, please also let it grow a bit. The majority of this movie takes place before 1975, so the hair will need to be styled to look period correct (from the 1940s thru the early 1970’s!!)

Please come dressed either in your “Sunday Best” or a nice casual outfit. Again, please come with your hair styled so that we can see the real length.

This is for PAID extra work – the basic pay rate is $64 for 8 hrs (8 hr guarantee), with overtime after 8 hrs. A normal film day is a 12 hr day or more. This is a fun opportunity to come and hopefully work on the movie for a day or two as an extra, without a full-time commitment, if you are chosen!

Casting directors are seeking all types and especially those that can pull off a vintage look. Check out this performance video of James Brown on Soul Train.


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