Casting Call in Louisiana for Tom Hanks WWII Movie “Greyhound”


Get cast as an extra in Tom Hanks WW2 movie.

The upcoming drama, Greyhound is now filming in the New Orleans area and there is a casting call out extras in the area.

Greyhound is being directed by Aaron Schneider and is written and produced by Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks also stars in the film. Greyhound is based on The Good Shepherd by writer C. S. Forester.  There was also a Robert De Niro spy film that was released some years back, in 2006, which was also called The Good Shepherd.  However, that project is not related to this one in any way and is a completely different story.

The movie has been in the works for sometime and Sony Pictures had acquired the rights to the film. Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay and early last year there was an announcement that Aaron Schneider was brought on to head the production.

Tom Hanks certainly isn’t new to WWII movies, Hanks starred in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film, Saving Private Ryan which was released 20 years back in 1998.  Hanks also has played the captain before, most recently in Clint Eastwood’s Sully.

The movie is set in WWII on board a Navy destroyer. In the novel, The Good Shepherd, the Good Shepherd is a Naval Commander by the name of Krause. The story is a fictional one and focuses on the captain and crew of a fictional US Navy destroyer called the USS Keeling. In the story, Krause is on a mission to protect an Atlantic convoy in the Battle of the Atlantic. According to the books Wiki page, Krause finds himself in a difficult position. The voyage in question occurs early in 1942, shortly after America’s entry into the war. Although he is a career Navy officer, with many years of seniority, this is Krause’s first wartime mission. The captains of the other vessels in the escort group are junior to him in rank, and much younger, but they have been at war for over two years.

According to reports, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Rob Morgan, Karl Glusman, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo are also cast in the film which is now in production in Louisiana.

At the moment, Greyhound is set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019.

If you live in Louisiana, Central Casting is now casting extras, stand-ins, etc, for the film.

Here is the casting notice

GREYHOUND – NAVY SCENES – filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Thursday, April 12th – Friday, April 20th (excluding weekends)

RATE: $101.50/12 hours + $15 hair bump

You must be OK being clean-shaven and getting a 1940’s style haircut. Working Thursday 4/12 puts you on the list to work as part of the Navy Core Group through Friday 4/20 (excluding weekends). If you are only available the week of Monday 4/16, that’s OK! We can also book you for April 25th & 26th! Please let us know in your email which date(s) you are available for.

NAVY – casting 20’s – 40’s Caucasian, Hispanic and African American looking men (18+ years old) to portray Naval Officers during WWII. The scenes will be mostly exterior and filmed on a Navy ship. Have you wondered what it would feel like to fight in WWII? Now’s your chance! Be part of some of the most important scenes of this film!
Men: You cannot be taller than 6’2″ and you must have a waist size of 28 to 36.

  • Please email the following to :
  • CURRENT photos of yourself (head shot and full body)
  • Legal name
  • Phone number
  • Height, weight, and measurements
  • Location
  • List of tattoos: if you have any on your face, neck or hands
  • Military experience or training (if applicable)
  • Notate NAVY in the subject line!

1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Absolutely NO filters! Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Inappropriate photos will not be considered!

Please keep in mind that this is a period piece: unnatural hair color, modern haircuts, modern piercings, and full beards will NOT be considered!

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Be sure to also check out all the other movies and shows filming in Louisiana.

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