Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk” Casting Call for Featured Extras – ATL

03/26/2015

A new Ang Lee film is in production in the Atlanta area and is looking to fill some roles that will film over multiple days.

The film’s extras casting directors are seeking to fill a very featured role of a tough executive type (will work 13 days) as well as some tailgaters and football fans who may also work multiple days. This will be filming in the Atlanta area in April and May.

Ang Lee is directing “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”   which is based on Ben Fountain’s  New York Times bestselling novel.  The film focuses mainly on one day,  the Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving. The story follows a US military soldier named Billy Lynn who is part of a team that just got back from the Iraq war. Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old private survives an intense battle, “the Battle of Al-Ansakar Canal“, that happens to be captured by news cameras which catapult him and the other survivors into the limelight. Lynn and the team of soldiers are subsequently brought home by the U.S. government to go on a promotional tour to rally support for the war effort. The tour ends with an appearance at the Thanksgiving Day  halftime show which includes a performance by the Beyoncé led group, Destiny’s Child. However, after the men are paraded around, they face an imminent return to the war. Almost the entire movie takes place during the day of the game, with flashes back to the underlying events and Billy’s heroism.

Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk movie casting call in Atlanta

EXECUTIVE
Seeking a VERY Featured Extra
Acting Experience a PLUS!
Seeking an executive type that has a tough exterior
Those from Texas and have the Texas look are encouraged to apply
Need to be put together and sharp looking
Work Days: May 5th-8th, 11-15th and 18th
June 2-4th

You must be avail all 13 days
Need to have a flexible schedule as dates could easily shift. You need to send updated and appropriate pictures.
I suggest taking them in a suit as these will be seen by the director. Once he has made a few choices you will then come in for a meet and greet. Day and time TBD
If you’re chosen you will also be required to join rehearsal April 2nd.
Rate: 120/8
Subject: NORMS AIDE

TAILGATERS
Who is ready for some FOOTBALL!
Time to dust off your tailgating gear folks!
We want to see what you have. We are looking for setups.
We want simple setups that might just be a few chairs and, then some INTENSE set ups with grills and tents!
We will pay appropriate prop bumps! Please send photos of yourself and your tailgating setup. Include pictures of your cars and the yr, color, make and model.
Men and Women / Any Ethnicity / 18 and over
Work Day: April 16th – Day Shoot/Exterior/Downtown Atlanta
Rate 64/8 + bumps TBD
Subject: TAILGATE ME

HALFTIME FANS!
This is an 11 day call.
ONLY SEEKING THOSE WHO CAN COMMIT FULLY TO ALL 11 DAYS!
Looking for great faces! All shapes and sizes.
If you are from Texas you are encouraged to apply.
Men and Women / Any Ethnicity / 18 and over
Work Days: April 20th-24th Overnight Shoots (Approx hours 5pm-6am)
April 27th-May 1st and May 4th Day Shoots
Please only submit if you can commit.
Subject: HALFTIME FANS

Seeking not as tall people 🙂
Men and Women
Any Ethnicity / 18 and over
5’4″ or shorter please
All weights are encouraged to apply.
Work Days: April 20th-24th Overnight Shoots (Approx hours 5pm-6am)
April 27th-May 1st and May 4th Day Shoots
Please only submit if you can commit!
Subject: Shorter is Better

If you are interested and available for any of the above then please email BillyLynnAtl@gmail.com
Include 3 pics (head and body) age, ht, wt, and all contact info.

Please put correct role in the subject line



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