Jake Gyllenhaal Feature Film “Southpaw” open casting call in PA

New Jake Gyllenhaal feature film “Southpaw” is casting 1000’s of paid movie extras in PA.

Updated: Pittsburgh Open call coming up this weekend!

Southpaw,” will be shooting this summer in Pittsburgh and Indiana, Pennsylvania. Like we have seen with other big budget films that need 1000’s of extras, the casting directors are coming into town before the production does to try to recruit the huge amount of background talent they will be needing. Casting directors for the film have setup an open casting call for anyone who is interested in having a small extra part in “Southpaw” for this coming weekend in Pittsburgh.

The movie will begin filming in June around the Indiana area and move to Pittsburgh in July. The movie will be filming in PA for most of the summer and will wrap in PA in August. The film is planning a large boxing scene and needs 1000’s of spectators to fill the seats. Extras cast for the movie will portray boxing spectators and there may be multiple work days for those chosen.

The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who directed Denzel Washington in the film “Training Day,” which got Denzel Washington an Oscar.  Antoine Fuqua also directed “Olympus Has Fallen” with Gerard Butler and “Brooklyn’s Finest”.

casting call for Jake Gyllenhaal film Southpaw

Open casting call for “Southpaw” information:
An open casting call will be held at the Monroeville Convention Centerl on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They are looking for men and women, ages 18 and older, of all backgrounds – Adults only please.

Not certain if they will be taking pictures on site so it may be a good idea to bring a snap shot with you, just in case they need it. Also, you want to be sure to have your ID with you in case they are filling out paperwork at the venue.

Originally, Eminim was set to star in “Southpaw“, but he was later replaced by Gyllenhaal. Forest Whitaker is also starring in the feature. The film is about a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.

Anyone interested in being cast as a movie extra for the project can come to the Indiana Mall this weekend to meet with the film’s casting directors and production staff.

May 24, 2014 in Indiana, Pennsylvania at the Indiana Mall. 

Time: 10am to 3pm

DATE: Saturday May 24th

Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., Indiana,PA 15701 Follow posted signs when you arrive. *Please don’t call the venue directly for any information.
Additional filming will take place in Pittsburgh area from early July to early August, 2014. We are looking for all types of Men and Woman (age 18+) for a variety of background roles.

Open Call for Extras to work in Pittsburgh, PA. scenes in early July to early August.

Men & Women age 18+, all types & ethnicities.
Time: 10am to 3pm

Location: Monroeville Convention Center
209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
Please use South Hall Entrance.

If you cannot attend the open call – you can fill out this form and email the information.


3 thoughts on “Jake Gyllenhaal Feature Film “Southpaw” open casting call in PA”

  1. Hi, I’m Omar Best and would like to be an extra in the south paw movie. I’m 20 years old. I live in Greensburg, PA.

  2. To whom this may concern, my name is Terry and the reason that I am sending this message is because I won’t be able to make the audition but I was wondering could I send my resume and pictures to someone’s email.

  3. love to be part of this movie since I actually train boxers, have worked on a boxing movie as a trainer, sparring partner to Dom Purcell. One thing is I am from Canada and cannot make that time. I am eligible to work in the states.

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