It’s not often that auditions come to Bakersfield but casting directors for a major motion picture starring Nick Nolte are doing exactly that.
The movie “Weightless” will be in Bakersfield on the 7th hoping to find a boy to fill the lead role. The film is not looking for just any boy, they are seeking one who physically fits the role of a 10 year old who is quite overweight. The film is looking to cast an 8 to 12 year old boy whose weight falls in the 150 lbs to 300 lbs range.
No acting experience is required and this is a SAG project with professional level pay.
“Weightless,” starring Nolte and Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”), “is about a father (Clarke) and his son, Will, who need to learn how to be a family again after the mom disappears and cope with childhood obesity issues,” the email states.
“Weightless” open casting call in Bakersfield, CA
June 7 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Greenacres Community Center, 2014 Calloway Drive. The crew is looking for boys age 8 to 12 who weigh between 150 and 300-plus pounds.
The film will begin production later this summer, August or September and will be filming on the East Coast. The kid who is cast in the part will also have the travel expenses covered for himself and a parent.
If you are unable to attend but would like to be considered, email a recent photo with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name, age, current city, parent/guardian name, parent/guardian phone number and email address.
Of you cannot attend the Bakersfield auditions, you can still apply because the movie has setup a website to take online auditions as well.