Disney auditions for kids
An upcoming Disney movie is holding open auditions for kids and teens in New Orleans this week.
The casting call is for the upcoming science fiction fantasy, “A Wrinkle in Time” which will be directed by “Selma” director Ava DuVernay. The upcoming Disney Pictures movie is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s story, “A Wrinkle in Time.”
“A Wrinkle in Time” was written by Madeleine L’Engle decades ago and was originally published in 1963. The book was the first in a series of books about the Murry and O’Keefe families. The story focuses on a young girl whose scientist father goes missing while working on a secret project called a tesseract. In the book, 13 year old Meg Murry’s classmates and teachers see her as a troublesome and stubborn student. Her family knows that she is emotionally immature but also sees her capable of doing great things. The family includes her beautiful scientist mother, her absent scientist father, her athletic 10-year-old twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys; and her five-year-old brother Charles Wallace Murry, a child prodigy genius who can sometimes read Meg’s mind. The book won literary awards including the Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. The script for the Disney movie is being penned by Frozen screenwriter Jennifer Lee.
Disney is now bringing the classic story to the silver screen and is holding open auditions for kids and teens to take on the lead roles. Disney got Ava DuVernay to helm the production which is scheduled to begin filming this fall.
According to the New Orleans news site, nola.com, “A Wrinkle in Time,” is looking for child actors to play the leads in her film, including at an open casting call set for Wednesday, May 11th in New Orleans. The characters in the film are described as ethnic minorities with 2 of the roles being cast going to child actors of mixed race.
Here are the roles Disney is casting for:
- A 14-year-old mixed-race girl of African-American and Caucasian descent. “This girl is questioning her life, her place in the world and her family,” a casting description reads. “While troubled, she possesses untapped strength and intelligence which carries her through her search for truth.”
- A 5-year-old mixed-race boy of African-American and Caucasian descent. “This boy is EXTREMELY intelligent and articulate. He is strong and loving and hypersensitive.”
- A 16-year-old boy who is an ethnic minority. “He is a handsome, fit, caring young man who becomes a friend to the above two kids.”
Disney open auditions for speaking roles
Wednesday, May 11 – 3 to 5 p.m.
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown / Convention Center at 300 Julia St.
No prior acting experience is necessary.
Those attending are asked to bring a current photo (does not need to be professional) that they can leave with the Disney casting directors.
By the way, there is another Disney open casting call for teens this week, The Disney Channel is also holding auditions in Los Angeles this weekend. See Tryout for The Disney Channel – Open Auditions Announced