Matthew McConaughey Civil War drama “Free State of Jones” is currently filming around the Clinton Louisiana area.
The film will be wrapping soon but there are still scenes to be shot and Caballero Casting is seeking male extras in the area who have not yet worked on the film to play confederate soldiers, Union soldiers and Newt’s men. The CD’s are seeking locals who are available to work between the 22nd and 27th of this month in Clinton Louisiana. Seeking Caucasian males between the ages of 18 and 40 ish who have a look that can pass as being from Civil war time. No modern haircuts, piercings, visible tattoos. Facial hair is a plus and men who have long hair would need to be willing to get a hair cut. Talent interested must apply ASAP as there is a wardrobe fitting that talent cast must attend tomorrow in Clinton.
“Free State of Jones” stars McConaughey as Newton Knight, a Civil War Confederate soldier, a deserter, who goes on to lead a fight against the Confederacy. Knight and a group of fellow deserters disagreed with the crippling taxation as well as other laws imposed on them including the the law that allowed rich slave owning, plantation owners to pass on joining the confederate army. The anti-confederate rebellion came to be known as the Free State of Jones. On October 13, 1863, a band of deserters from Jones County and adjacent counties organized to protect the area from Confederate authorities and the crippling tax collections.They led raids and captured food and supplies collected as tax and distributed the goods and food back to the population. In July 1864, there were reports by news organizations that Jones County had seceded from the Confederacy.
Interested? Here is the casting notice:
Please note that you must be local to the area or within a reasonable driving distance in order to be considered. This films in Clinton, LA, which is about 35 miles North of Baton Rouge, LA.
Time is ticking and The Free State of Jones will soon be wrapping! To all the men out there who have NOT worked on the show and would like to work multiple days as a CONFEDERATE SOLDIER/NEWT’s MAN and UNION SOLDIER..now is the time to SUBMIT!
Filming Location: Clinton, LA
Fitting Location: Clinton, LA
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE ALL DATES TO BE BOOKED BUT MUST BE AVAILABLE the 23rd and 26th. Must have reliable transportation and must be available for the fitting tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st in Clinton.
May 22 (FRIDAY)
May 26 (TUESDAY)
18-40’s age range/Caucasian Males
Facial Hair/Beards a plus(top priority)
No recent hair cuts..no modern style and if hair is longer than shoulders to do NOT submit if you are not willing to get hair cut to shoulder length.
No tattoos on hands, face or forearm
Subject: CLINTON SOLDIER
Included: Name, Age, City/State of Residency, Contact #, Height/Weight, Pants Waist and Coat size if available and CLEAR, RECENT PHOTOS. Do not submit photos wearing a hat/sunglasses and no professional pics. See our examples attached and submit photos similar. Wear hair DOWN in photos.