New HBO drama series, “The Deuce” has a casting call out for a boy to play the son of the show’s lead characters.
The show is now filming in the New York City area and is looking for a male child actors / extras between the ages of 10 and 11. Specifically, the show’s extras casting directors with GWC are seeking Caucasian and Hispanic Boys to portray kids in 1971 playing stick ball. See below for more details.
David Simon is directing the drama from a screenplay he co-wrote with George Pelecanos. Both men are also serving as executive producers on the new TV series along with Nina Noble (“The Wire,” “Treme”) and Richard Price. The show stars James Franco who is also named as an executive producer for the show. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars and is part HBO’s production team as well.
“The Deuce” is set in 70s New York City during the rise of the porn industry. At the same time, the 70s and 80s, NYC saw the start of the HIV crisis as a flood of cocaine hit the city streets. NY’s drug crisis paved the way for street violence and crime rates at record highs. James Franco plays twin brothers, Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino. Franco will be playing both brothers who became major players in the city’s fledgling porn industry and subsequently fell under mob control. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars as Candy, a hooker in Times Square who also gets sucked into the city’s new porn scene. Also cast in the show are Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Emily Meade and Dominique Fishback.
According to the show’s IMDB page, the show is set to premiere sometime in 2017.
Casting in NYC for child extras role.
Seeking SAGAFTRA/NON-UNION Caucasian and Hispanic Boys to portray 1971 10-11yr Old Kids Playing Stick Ball for work on THE DEUCE!
Fitting Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn.
Works Thursday 6/16 exterior in Manhattan.
Boys should have some length to their hair. NO shaved sides, buzzcuts, unnatural colors, modern styles.
All minors must have a VALID NY work permit and trust account set up.
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
-child’s name, age, DOB
-work permit exp date
-confirm trust account
-union status (SAGAFTRA or Non-Union)
-avail for fitting Tuesday or Wednesday
-avail for work on Thursday
-all sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants (waist x inseam, this is cast to fit), and shoe
-recent, non-professional photos that show your child’s current look and hairstyle
-please note if your child would know how to play stick ball (for example, if he knows how to play wiffle ball, baseball, etc)- not required, though
-parent name and contact
Please write in the subject line: “Facebook, Stick Ball, [child’s name & age].”