Feature Film “Megan Leavey” Starring Kate Mara Now Casting in SC

10/09/2015

Casting call in Charleston South Carolina for Megan Leavey Biopic.

Fantastic Four  star Kate Mara will be playing Iraq war hero Megan Leavey in the upcoming film “Megan Leavey.”  The film is in production in the Charleston area and looking to cast a lot of military type roles.

Megan Leavey was a marine who was involved in a K9 bomb sniffing unit. Megan and her dog Rex formed a tight relationship and served 2 tours in Iraq. After many missions, the 2 were wounded and Leavey returned home without her dog Rex who was kept on active duty in Iraq following her discharge. Megan spent the next 5 years waiting to adopt the dog who was later scheduled to be euthenized after his tour. Leavey fought to save her dog and ultimately adopted him. Her fight to reunite with her partner is now being made into a movie.

Gabriele Cowperthwaite, the acclaimed director of the Blackfish documentary is set to direct the biopic which begins filming this month in South Carolina. Kate Mara played Sue Storm in “The Fantastic Four” and is also in Ridley Scott’s “The Martian”  and the recently wrapped sci-fi film “Morgan.”

Megan Leavey movie casting roles

Interested? Here is the casting notice for SC talent:

CHARLESTON, SC: NEEDING WHAT IS LISTED BELOW FOR A MILITARY GRADUATION SCENE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CALL TIME COULD BE VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING, AS EARLY AS 5AM BECAUSE WE’D ONLY HAVE THE LOCATION UNTIL 1PM. ALL RECRUITS, COLOR GUARD, AND DRILL INSTRUCTORS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND A FITTING ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DAYS: MON, OCT 12TH, TUES, OCT 13TH, WED, OCT 14TH, THURS, OCT 15TH.

I have also included some other dates under the recruit descriptions, if you’re available for multiple dates please let me know in your e-mail subject line

MALE RECRUITS: Looking for men, all ethnicities, ages 18-25 (or who appear to be early 20s). Men must be willing to have hair cut in a military regulation hair cut as well as be clean shaven for the role. **If you are also available Wed, Oct 14th, please let us know. We would love to have a few recurring recruits**
Subject Line: Male Recruit (list if you are available both dates)

FEMALE RECRUITS: It would also be ideal if you could also work OCTOBER 19TH, (10/19 will be a physically demanding day, we prefer if those submitting have military experience or have experience with cross fit/extreme fitness). Looking for women, all ethnicities, ages between the ages 18-25 (or appear to be early 20s) **If you are also available Thur, Oct 15th or Fri Oct 16th, please let us know. **
Subject Line: Female Recruit (list if you are available for multiple dates, please specify which dates.)

COLORGUARD: Looking for male and females, all ethnicities, ages 30s – 40s MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING AS A COLOR GUARD.
Height: 5’7 – 6’2, Chest: 38 – 44, Waist: 30 – 34, and Shoe: 8 -12
Subject Line: Color Guard

DRILL INSTRUCTORS: Looking for males and females, all ethnicities, ages 30s – 50s, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A D.I. Those submitting must fit the sizes listed below.
Height: 5’7 – 6’2, Chest: 38 – 44, Waist: 30 – 34, and Shoe: 8 -12
Subject Line: Drill Instructor

RANKING OFFICER: Looking males and females, all ethnicities, between the ages 40s-50s who are or have been TRUE MARINE OFFICERS. If any can provide their own dress uniforms, please let us know (you will be given a rental bump.)
Subject Line: Officer

FAMILIES: Males and females, any ethnicity, all ages. I would love to get some real families (especially some real military families in here.) If you are submitting for your entire family please include all of them in one e-mail, be sure to attach photos and list wardrobe sizes. This will help me keep track of booking families together.
We always ask that you be available to work 10 plus hours. The pay is a guaranteed $80 total for up to 8hrs and time and a half for every hour that exceeds the eighth. Plus $15.00 for attending a fitting.

If interested e-mail twcasting.leavey@gmail.com
Subject Line: Please list the role you are submitting for

Also, the casting directors are in need of some butt kicking ladies to fill a few recurring extras roles:

Charleston, SC: In need of butt-kicking females, ages 18-28, who are sizes 0-4 and can make most of the dates listed below. Along with the dates are skills that the scenes may require, so please read each description of action and let me know if you would/would not feel comfortable.

Fitting dates are now, Thur Oct 8th, Friday Oct 9th, Mon Oct 12th, and Tue Oct 13th (you will have to make one of these dates).

WED OCT 14th: 5 Females to play recruits celebrating their graduation.

THUR OCT 15th: Females, some of who are comfortable doing push-ups. Others who are comfortable attempting push-ups (even if you’re not great at them that is okay because this will be one of the first time recruits are doing push-ups.)

FRI OCT 16th: Females who are comfortable being in wet clothes (it will look like you’ve just gotten out of a pool) those comfortable with this will get a $25.00 bump.

SUN OCT 18th: Graduation Scene, ALL SUBMITTING MUST BE ABLE TO MAKE THIS DATE.

MON OCT 19th: Females who are comfortable with push-ups (or attempting them,) Jogging, and marching. We would love if those submitting had experience with military training or extreme fitness.
***Some women may be selected to wear a gas mask for one scene this day. If you are claustrophobic, we ask that you not submit for this day or opt out of this scene). Those selected will receive a $15.00 bump.

The pay is a guaranteed $80 for up to 8 hours and time and a half for every hour that exceeds the eighth. A $15 bump will be given for the use of the car.

If interested, email: twcasting.leavey@gmail.com
Subject line: Updated Female Recruit (Dates you’re available)

The e-mail should include a recent photo (headshot) and body shot, age, height, weight, wardrobe, size, location, and contact information. Please also list any military experience or training that you have.
If you haven’t already please create a profile at www.castgen.com. Thank you for taking the time!

The movie’s casting directors just added some more featured roles:

Charleston, SC: Director select, Featured extras roles to work Sunday, Oct 18th. Call time could be as early as 5:00am. Director selection will happen this Wed or Thursday!
Submissions are due by 10am Wed, Oct 7th.

SENATOR: Male, any ethnicity, ages 40s-50s-60s, who is willing to provide their on business professional attire. Remember you must look DC official, so preferably clean shaven as well. If you have any acting experience please let us know in your e-mail because this role may require some ability to act.
Subject Line: Senator

OFFICIAL’S ASSISTANT: Looking for a male, any ethnicity, ages 20-25 (or someone who has that fresh out of college look.) Those submitting must be able to provide their own business attire such as sports coat/jacket, slacks, button-ups, and ties. We prefer if those submitting be clean shaven.
Subject Line: Assistant

We always ask that you be available to work 12 plus hours. The pay is a guaranteed $80 total for up to 8hrs. Plus $15 for coming in for a fitting.

The call time on these dates could be anywhere as early as 5:30am to the afternoon. (I will try to give a more specific guestimate of call time closer to filming date.)

If interested e-mail twcasting.leavey@gmail.com
Subject Line: Female Recruit (Dates you’re available)

The e-mail should include a recent photo (headshot) and body shot, age, height, weight, wardrobe, size, location, and contact information.



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