John Krasinki’s New Film “The Hollars” will be holding an open casting call / auditions in Jackson this weekend for speaking roles as well as extras.
“The Hollars” is coming to town and looking for local talent of all ages, babies, kids and adults. The film is getting ready to begin production and will be filming around the Jackson area this summer.
John Krasinski will be directing as well as starring in “The Hollars“. Krasinki will play John Hollar, a New Yorker who must leave the big city and return to his hometown to help his family cope. His mother is in need of surgery and he must return home to not only help her, but help his dad and brother as well. At home he is reunited with family and old friends including an ex flame. Joining Krasinki in The Hollars will be Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale.
Krasinki commented about the film in an interview with Screen International where he stated that “This is one of the best scripts I’ve read, period,” he also added this in regards to the writer James C. Strouse, “Jim has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I’ve seen. I am lucky to have a script like this to direct… and to have this cast is simply surreal.”
The film has many roles to fill, the speaking roles are listed below. The film is also looking for twin babies, Mixed Raced little girls (6-9 years or close to that) to play sisters, as well as toms of general extras of all ages.
Casting directors with Morgan Casting released the following casting call and role information today.
Morgan Casting is excited to be the local casting company for the upcoming feature film, THE HOLLARS, due to shoot in Jackson, MS this summer (commencing mid July). The SAG production stars John Krasinski (The Office), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) and Margo Martindale (August: Osage County)
We are holding an open call this Saturday, June 28th in Jackson, MS for day player roles and also for extras. The film calls for a LOT of extras and we would love for you to come down for a few quick photos and become part of the Extras Database for the film. It’s free and nothing to lose!
Casting Call Info:
Saturday, June 28 2014
Ice House Alley Warehouses
251 West South St – Jackson, MS (behind Barefield)
(Take Pearl St Exit off of I-55 – go through downtown Jackson and take a left on Gallatin St. Go to South St and take a left – You will see the Ice House sign on your right)
Drop by anytime from 11am to 5pm
Below are the speaking roles for which we would like to cast talent locally:
CONSTANCE: (19 days) Girl. Looks to be 9 years of age. Mixed race. Caucasian/African American mix or can pass as. Ron and Stacey’s daughter. Please note any real sisters.
MATILDA: (19 days) Looks to be 6 years of age (open to small 7 & 8 year olds) Mixed race. Caucasian/African American mix or can pass as. Ron and Stacey’s daughter. Please note any real sisters.
PAM: (2 days) Female. Caucasian. 50s – 60s. Works at Hollar Heating and Plumbing. Ron’s Sister (should pass as sister of Richard Jenkins) She is Sassy and punchy.
YOUNG MAN AT BANK: (1 day) Male. African American. 30s to 40s. Banker types.
CASHIER AT LIQUOR STORE: (1 day) Female. 60s to 70s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. Could have scratchy voice from smoking all these years. A real character.
LATISHA (1 day): Female. African American. 50s to 60s. She is a patient in the hospital sharing a room with mom “Sally,” soon headed into surgery.
QUINN OWENS: Baby girl (or can pass as). Caucasian. 6-18 months. Jason and Gwen’s baby. Ideally looking for a set of identical twins or triplets. – No need to attend live castings – can book from photo. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PEDRO: (1day) Male. Hispanic (Ideally Mexican American) but please do not limit. Has one line in Spanish. Mid to late 20s. Works at the local Liquor Barn stocking shelves.
WAITER: (1 day) Male or Female. Works at The Olive Garden. 20s to early 30s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR: Male. 60s to 70s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. Looks like a funeral director.
MINISTER: (1 day) Male. 60s to 70s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. Looks like a minister.
FEMALE NURSES: (1 day) x 6 Nurses. We are looking for 6 Nurses (OB, ICU, ER #1, ER#2, DELIVERY AND NEUROLOGY NURSES). Female Nurses. 30s up to 60s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. Please note anyone with any real nurse training or a health care background.
MALE NURSES: (1 day) x 6 Nurses. We are looking for 6 Nurses (OB, ICU, ER #1, ER#2, DELIVERY AND NEUROLOGY NURSES). Male Nurses. 30s up to 60s. Open to all ethnic backgrounds. Please note anyone with any real nurse training or a health care background.
Note: We would love to see faces from all ethnic backgrounds (Asian, African American, Hispanic, European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American, East Indian, Latin American etc.) Please do not limit.
For EXTRAS we are need all types. Men and Women of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. Many children are needed as well. (No toddlers please). Some examples of background needed: cops, nurses, doctors, patients in the hospital, people and employees at the airport, kids on bikes, shoppers, etc. ALL TYPES ARE WELCOME!
If you cannot attend and would like to be considered for background work on the film, please email two current photos, along with your name, age, contact information and city/state in which you reside to email@example.com We would love to see you in person if you can make it. For some of you we may invite you to read for a speaking role if we feel you have the right look for a particular character.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our open call this Saturday in Jackson, MS
General email for casting day players: firstname.lastname@example.org
General email for extras submissions: email@example.com
MORGAN CASTING INC.