Open Casting Calls in US and Canada for Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Ed Norton Produced HBO Miniseries “Lewis & Clark”

09/30/2014

HBO is getting in gear to begin production of the Lewis and Clark miniseries and auditions are announced for Lead and other principal roles.

Open auditions are coming to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Washington this month as well as various Canadian cities including Edmonton and Calgary.

Casey Affleck has joined the cast of the six part series that will be produced by Tom Hanks, Edward Norton and Bradd Pitt will produce produce the series along with Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman. According to THR, the series is based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book , Undaunted Courage. Casey Affleck stars as Meriwether Lewis as the group makes the journey west of the Mississippi River. The six hour mini-series will follow their epic journey and focus on the grueling journey, the native tribes met along the way and the incredible physical and emotional toll the trip had on the group of explorers.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out into uncharted territory in hopes of finding a water route to the Pacific Ocean that is so far west.

 

HBO and National Geographic are behind the project.

HBO mini-series Lewis & Clark to hold open auditions in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Canada

Casting director Rene Haynes will be holding many casting calls across the US as well as Canada. The series is looking to fill the lead role of Lewis & Clark’s native American guide, Sakagawea. The projects CD’s are also looking to fill a variety of other native American roles of all ages. They are especially interested in Native American individuals of all ages who speak Shoshone, Nez Perce, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Blackfeet, Chinook, Clatsop, Walla Walla, Sioux and Shawnee languages.

Please see all the details below as well as the list of audition cities.

Available Roles:

SACAGAWEA
Native female lead. Open to Ladies age 17 to early 20’s – who look younger.

NATIVE SPEAKERS
Seeking Native American individuals of all ages who are familiar with the following languages, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Blackfeet, Chinook, Clatsop, Walla Walla, Sioux and Shawnee. Additionally, Native Men who are lean, fit and skilled riders are encouraged to apply.

NATIVE MALE HORSEBACK RIDERS
Ages 20 – 50. Lean and Physically Fit. Long hair is a PLUS – but not necessarily a requirement. Looking for Horseback Riders with above average skills.

US open casting calls

10/23 Idaho Falls, ID · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2270 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

10/24 Ft Hall, ID · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Ft Hall Recreation – Timbee Hall
Corner of Hiline Rd. and Agency Rd., Fort Hall, ID. 83203

10/25 Ft Hall, ID · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Ft Hall Recreation – Timbee Hall
Corner of Hiline Rd. and Agency Rd., Fort Hall, ID. 83203

10/26 Ft Hall, ID · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Ft Hall Recreation – Timbee Hall
Corner of Hiline Rd. and Agency Rd., Fort Hall, ID. 83203

10/29 Wind River, WY · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Wind River Hotel and Casino – The Training Room
10369 Hwy 789, Riverton, WY 82501

10/30 Wind River, WY · Casting Call · 10AM to 2PM
Wind River Hotel and Casino – The Training Room
10369 Hwy 789, Riverton, WY 82501

11/1 Spokane, WA · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
American Indian Community Center (AICC)
801 E. 2nd Avenue, Suite #10, Spokane, WA 99202

11/2 Lapwai, ID · Casting Call ·
American Indian Community Center (AICC)
801 E. 2nd Avenue, Suite #10, Spokane, WA 99202

11/3 Lapwai, ID · Casting Call ·
American Indian Community Center (AICC)
801 E. 2nd Avenue, Suite #10, Spokane, WA 99202

11/5 Missoula, MT · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown – Jefferson Room
200 S. Pattee St., Missoula MT 59802

11/8 Polson, MT · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort – Alexander Room
49708 US Hwy 93 E., Polson, MT 59860

11/10 Browning, MT · Casting Call · Noon to 6PM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Browning – Two Medicine Rivers Room
50 Museum Loop, Browning Mt. 59417

Canadian Open Casting Calls

10/11 Edmonton, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Canadian Native Friendship Centre
11728-95th Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 1L9

10/12 Edmonton, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Canadian Native Friendship Centre
11728-95th Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 1L9

10/14 Rocky Mountain House, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society
4917-52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B4

10/16 Calgary, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary
#101, 427-51st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0M8

10/17 Calgary, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary
#101, 427-51st Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0M8

10/18 Lethbridge, AB · Casting Call · 1PM – 6PM
Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society
1709-2nd Ave S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E8

10/19 Lethbridge, AB · Casting Call · Noon – 6PM
Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society
1709-2nd Ave S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E8



8 thoughts on “Open Casting Calls in US and Canada for Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Ed Norton Produced HBO Miniseries “Lewis & Clark”

  1. Diane Mallickan

    Where’s York? Hope your not going to leave him out as ALL the Tribes adored him. We have written documentation from oral history on him. I’m Nimiipuu/Nez Perce and retired Park Ranger w/ career in history. thank you.

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  2. John

    So, how does this work? DO you get ready for an Audition? Should I bring sides?

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  3. Susan Marquand

    I live in Helena MT and have worked in a theater costume dept for the last 17 years. I have a BS in Clothing and Textiles with emphasis on tailoring and alterations. I would be very interested in working as a costume assistant on the project. Please contact me if I can be of assistance.
    Thank you.

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  4. louise

    this is so stupid – Edmonton and Calgary – not looking for cowboys – go where there are lots of natives JS

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    1. Cree woman

      There are good-looking natives in Ab; Edtn and Calgary. Men who know how to ride, speak blackfoot and sioux!

      Reply
  5. Ron Lenamon

    During the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Reenactment, I was the Captain of the ponderosa pine dugout Mato Chante, when we crossed the bar at Astoria in 2005. If I can help let me know! I also piloted the historic vessel Angela’s Ark, an 18th century flatboat, down the Mississippi River in 2009. That trip was reenacting the last days of Meriweather Lewis.

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  6. jane doe

    If you want participation from the Sioux, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara I would encourage you to do castings on their reservations in ND and SD. Many tribal people, especially the traditionals that speak the language do not have the financial means to travel to Idaho and western MT.

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  7. Logan Hudson

    Hello. My name is Logan Hudson, I am Irish and Lakota (American) Indian. I know much of the history and geography of this country as well as the westward expansion involving that time frame. I am surely interested in joining in any available role/actors for your upcoming film. Spectacular I say! and I am fully involved into speaking for the American Indian rights as well. Please feel free to contact me at the above e-mail for notifications or any further questions or Interest. I am available to respond with a quickness. Thank you so very much and I look forward to hearing from you. Native or Non Native role I can play.

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