A new film about LBJ is beginning production in the New Orleans area and now casting talent.
Central casting just released a casting call for specialty background actors and extras to work in scenes that will be filming in late September or early October. The casting company is seeking local talent who are able to ride a motorcycle for a police motorcade scene in which talent will be riding 1960s Harleys. Also, they are seeking talent to play spectators at an event. Please see below for more information about the available roles.
Rob Reiner’s Castle Rock Entertainment is producing the historical drama along with Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, and Star Thrower Entertainment. Rob Reiner is also one of the film’s producers.Woody Harrelson is set to play the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B Johnson. “LBJ” will film on location in Texas, Louisiana and DC. “LBJ” focuses on Lyndon B Johnson who became President following the assassination of John F Kennedy. The film is set in the 60s and focuses on the political turmoil that followed the assassination. Johnson’s term in office during the 60s, saw the enactment of the Civil Rights Act and later, the Vietnam war. Johnson was also featured in another historical drama, Selma in which actor Tom Wilkinson played Lyndon B Johnson.
This films in the New Orleans area, please only apply if you are local to NOLA.
LBJ – Working in New Orleans – Tuesday, October 13 OR Wednesday, October 14
SPECTATORS: 18-50’s Caucasian & African American looking Men & Women.
*Men’s Coat size must not exceed a size 44 and Women’s dress size must not exceed a size 12. Men should be clean shaven and expect to receive a 1960’s style haircut at the fitting. Women’s hair should be natural in color, no longer than 2″ past their shoulders, and no modern hairstyles or very short hair.
If you are available to work, you should be able to attend a fitting this week (Thursday 10/1 or Friday 10/2) or next week (Monday 10/5 – Friday 10/9) in St. Rose, LA (next to Kenner).
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED – FRESH FACES ONLY!
Please submit a current picture of yourself, name, phone number, desired fitting date, and your location to LBJ@CENTRALCASTING.COM with SPECTATOR in the subject line.
Specialty BG submissions for LBJ – Working in New Orleans – late September/early October.
MOTORCYCLE – Caucasian looking men with short hair who have extensive experience riding motorcycles. You must feel comfortable riding an early 1960’s Harley in the scene and be able to portray a police officer. You must have a valid motorcycle license and must be able to attend a fitting in Kenner, LA.
SALUTE – Caucasian looking men with short military hair who have military experience. You must have experience participating in a military funeral (specifically looking for those experienced with a 21-gun salute, military pall bearers and flag folding). You should be able to attend a fitting in Kenner, LA.
Please submit a current picture of yourself, name, phone number, experience and your location to LBJ@CENTRALCASTING.COM with your desired role in the subject line.
Central is also seeking general extras and featured extras for the project. There is another casting call for talent interested in more general roles. You can see this page for those – Open Casting Call in LA for “LBJ” Starring Woody Harrelson.