Casting Extras in Chicago for New Amazon Show Utopia

09/09/2019

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 DATES: WEDNESDAY, 9/11
ROLE: BUS PASSENGER
LOCATION: CINESPACE, CHICAGO, IL
RATE: $104/8

ROLE: BUS PASSENGER – Looking for a Young Couple, Migrant Workers, Doped Out Backpackers – Any Ethnicity, Male/Female. You do not need to submit as a Young Couple, we can match people up.

Prefer New Faces
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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/NAME you are applying for in the subject line:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK

3) You must go into your POP Profile via a computer, and upload the TWO requested photos – put them in the following slots; CURRENT LOOK: FRONT (FACE), AND BODY ALTERNATIVE (FULL BODY SHOT). The photos should be selfies in good lighting with a neutral background, no filters, no hats, no sunglasses. Upload a photo for quick reference in your email.

CONFIRM you have uploaded the TWO requested photos in your POP profile. Upload before you submit. Also, include one photo of yourself in the submission so we have a quick reference.

4) Confirm that your current measurements are a match and then Chest/Jacket, Pants, Neck/Sleeve, Dress and Shoe must be uploaded to POP profile PRIOR to your submission – this is a must as we need to know how closely you match the actor’s sizes

5) Confirm you have open availability on the date

6) Confirm your mode of transportation – Vehicle or Public

7) Let us know if you have worked the show before, and if so, in what role(s) and date(s).

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

CASTING CALL: CAR!
DATE: 9/11 – 9/13
RATE: $500/DAY
ROLE: WHITE PRIUS, MUST BE 2016 OR NEWER

YES FOLKS, THIS IS A CASTING CALL FOR A CAR!

SEND AN EMAIL TO EXTRAS4UTOPIA@GMAIL.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING

NAME:
PHONE NUMBER:
YEAR AND COLOR OF YOUR PRIUS (IT SHOULD BE WHITE…):
PLEASE ATTACH A RECENT PHOTO AS WELL.

CASTING CALL – YES THIS IS FOR YOUR CAR!

DATE: WED., 9/11 – 9/13
LOCATION: CHICAGO
RATE: $500/DAY
LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL

1) VIGIL ATTENDEES
2016 -2018 TOYOTA PRIUS, ANY COLOR EXCEPT RED OR WHITE

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 you are submitting for as the subject line
1) Confirm you have a POP Profile
2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, and a photo of your car
3) Please list your vehicle year, make, model, color
5) Confirm you have open availability to work the dates listed above

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

    Reply
  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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