Casting Extras in Chicago for New Amazon Show Utopia

08/16/2019

Get cast as a paid extra.

The new Amazon series “Utopia” is in production in the Chicagoland area and casting directors at Chicago’s 4 Star Casting have released casting calls to fill various small, background roles in the production.

Utopia has been in the works for some time now. Around this time last year, the show was ordered for 9 episodes. According to various production reports, “Utopia” was originally to be produced with HBO and David Fincher was set to direct. Seems that deal fell through, but the show is back on for Amazon. “Utopia” is adapted for the US by Gillian Flynn from the original show which aired in the UK.  Gillian Flynn wrote the book novel “Gone Girl” and also wrote the screenplay for the movie adaptation. Another one of Flynn’s books is being made into a TV show.  Her novel “Sharp Objects” is being adapted for HBO and will star Amy Adams.

According to Variety, “Utopia” is the first, of a few projects that Gillian Flynn is involved with for Amazon. Utopia is based on the Dennis Kelly, British, series of the same name. Utopia originally ran for 2 seasons in the UK, a few years back.

Amazon series

Utopia” centers on a group of people who meet online and find themselves involved in a conspiracy and followed by some kind of an underground, government organization that is wrapped in secrecy. The group finds a comic that changes their lives as they come to suspect that the stories in the book may be more fact than fiction.

Interested? See below for the extras casting calls:

UTOPIA – CASTING CALL
FILMING DATE: WED., 8/21/19
LOCATION: HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL
RATE: $104/8
ROLE: DOCK WORKER

1) Dock Worker
Male, Any Ethnicity, Age 25 – 60

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail:
https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4utopia@gmail.com with the role in the subject line:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, and a photo of your current look for quick reference.

3) Confirm your jacket size, i.e., 40R and what size you typically wear in a shirt,.i.e., XL – you will need to wear coveralls, and we have to match you to sizes we have in stock

4) Confirm you have open availability during this timeframe

5) Confirm you have own transportation to Hoffman Estates

6) Confirm you have not previously worked on Utopia

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration.

UTOPIA – CASTING CALL!

FILMING DATE: TUES., 8/20
FITTING DATE: WED., 8/14 or THURS., 8/15. You may not need to come in for a fitting depending on what wardrobe you already have
LOCATION: HOFFMAN ESTATES – will need your own transportation to get to this location
RATE: $180/8 + $25 WARDROBE BUMP IF APPLICABLE

REAL CHICAGO POLICE & REAL REAL CHICAGO FIREFIGHTERS:
Male/Female, Any Ethnicity, Ages: 21-65. We are looking for professionals that have real experience in these career fields. Please indicate your real experience, firearms training if applicable, and where you work in your email submission. Please include what wardrobe you own i.e. Chicago Bunker Gear, Chicago Police Uniform, Black Boots, Military Fatigue, etc.

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail:
https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4utopia@gmail.com with the role in the subject line:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, and a photo of your current look for quick reference.

3) You must go into your POP Profile via a computer, and upload the TWO requested photos of you in your uniform – put them in the following slots; CURRENT LOOK: FRONT (FACE), AND RECENT NON PRO BODY SHOT (FULL BODY SHOT). The photos should be selfies in good lighting with a neutral background, no filters, no hats, no sunglasses.

CONFIRM you have uploaded the TWO requested photos in your POP profile. Upload before you submit.

4) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded on the POP profile

5) Confirm you are available Tues., 8/20 to film in Hoffman Estates and either of the fitting dates just in case we need to bring you in for a fitting.

6) Confirm your real experience with a description and location where you work and any training you have received.

7) Confirm what wardrobe items you own

8) Confirm you have your own transportation to drive to Hoffman Estates

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration.



3 thoughts on “Casting Extras in Chicago for New Amazon Show Utopia

  1. Melanie lewis

    I’m interested in becoming an extra. Please send info

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  2. Melanie Lewis

    I am very interested in being an extra, I’m located in midlothian Illinois, I’ll gladly send over all and any important needed.

    Reply
  3. Stella N Rojo

    I am most definitely interested in being an extra for Utopia in Worth, Il. I actually live in Palos Hills which is one of the connecting towns. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Reply

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