Open Casting Call in New Orleans for Universal Picture “Girl Trip”

By | August 22, 2016

Casting call for Universal Studio’s Film “Girl’s Trip” now casting in NOLA.

Malcolm D. Lee (“Barbershop“, “Best Man Holiday”) is heading up the upcoming Universal project, “Girl Trip.” “Ride Along,”  “Think Like A Man,” “Stomp The Yard” and “Straight Outta Compton” producer, Will Packer, will be executive producing the upcoming comedy through his production company, Will Packer Productions. Deadline reports that the upcoming comedy is currently untitled and using “Girl’s Trip” as their working title. So, no word yet as to whether “Girl’s Trip” will actually end up being the film’s title at release.

The movie is in production this summer in the New Orleans area and Universal just announced that it will be released in theaters on July 21st 2017, the date was was previously assigned to “Pitch Perfect 3.” Meanwhile, “Pitch Perfect 3” has set a new release date of August 11, 2017. The movie is described as a sisterhood comedy that involves a rowdy trip to the Big Easy. The movie centers on a group of lifelong girl pals who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival in order to reconnect. The trip ends up taking a walk on the wild side as they live it up drinking, dancing, romancing and maybe even getting into a brawl or two.

According to a recent Deadline story, Regina Hall, who was most recently seen in “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” is set to star. According to the project’s IMDB page, Crispian Belfrage, Suzanne Birrell-Jones and Catherine Black are also named in the cast. The film’s writers are “Black-ish” creator  Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver (“Barbershop: The Next Cut”.)

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Central casting in NOLA is looking for lots of local talent to fill many small, non-speaking roles.

Those that would like to work as paid movie extras on the project may follow the instructions below. Central will be holding open casting calls daily at their NOLA offices for those that would like to sign up to be considered in the movie.

We are beginning to start the casting for the new Universal Studios film, “Girl Trip”! This feature is being directed by Malcolm Lee (Barbershop, Best Man Holiday) and executive produced by Will Packer (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along, Think Like A Man).  Filming will take place throughout New Orleans from July 1st through mid-August. A large part of this film surrounds Essence Fest and all of the fun throughout the city during the festival. We will be looking for all ethnicities and ages, especially African American looking who appear to be in their 30’s-50’s.

You must be registered with us to work on the movie. If you haven’t registered already, it’s FREE to do.

Just come to our office dressed to impress along with your I9 identification on Mondays-Thursdays at 10 am or 2pm:

1450 Poydras Street
Suite #1420
New Orleans 70112

Central also has some specific casting needs:


Extras casting in New Orleans

GIRL TRIP – New Orleans – Wednesday 8/24 –  $110/10



We are looking for NEW FACES to work side by side with an amazing cast including QUEEN LATIFAH, JADA PINKETT SMITH, AND REGINA HALL!

HOSPITAL – Currently casting 20’s-40’s males and females, ANY ETHNICITY, over the age of 18, to portray Patients, Doctors and Family Members at a Doctor’s office. FRESH FACES ONLY

Please submit a current picture of yourself, name & phone number to GIRLTRIP@CENTRALCASTING.COM with 8/24 in the subject line.


Availability List – GIRL TRIP

New Orleans – Tues 8/23 – 11:30 AM CALL TIME  –  $110/10  – FINAL 2 DAYS OF FILMING

We are done booking Girl Trip for Tuesday 8/23 but if you are available to work and want to be included on our availability list in case of cancellations, please read below and submit.

HOTEL – Currently casting 20’s-50’s males and females, ANY ETHNICITY, over the age of 18 to work as guests staying in an upscale hotel.

Please submit a current picture of yourself, name & phone number to AVAILNOLA@CENTRALCASTING.COM with HOTEL in the subject line.

You should not have any conflicts whatsoever when you do submit such as location, call time, or transportation issues. We call people overnight or in the morning if we have cancellations and we pull from the availability list first. THE NIGHTLY AVAIL LIST IS FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY ONLY.

Submitting to this list does not guarantee you work. We will utilize this list daily as needed for replacements on our projects. Please be sure though to submit each night in which you are available for work the next business day.


9 thoughts on “Open Casting Call in New Orleans for Universal Picture “Girl Trip”

  1. Kim LeBlanc

    I would like an audition for the movie “Girl Trip”. I can send pictures but I don’t know where to send them.

  2. Terrianna Brooks

    I am 19 years old and I am interested in playing in any position of the movie “Girl trip”.

  3. Antoinette M Benson

    Interested in playing a role for Girl trip

  4. Maxie Tolliver

    I am interested in auditioning for girl trip.

  5. Kendra van Doorn

    I am very interested in auditioning but is there an email I can contact, I have some questions I have to ask.

    Thank you


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