Extras Casting in Chicago for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

10/19/2019

The movie based on the trial of the Chicago 7 is in production and casting extras.

The period project is filming in Chicago this fall. Aaron Sorkin is behind the film which seemed to have some funding issues earlier but is set to go now. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” documents actual events that took place in the Vietnam war era and caused a social uproar in the country. Paramount Pictures, Cross Creek and Amblin Partners are all involved in the project.

The film’s cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella and Mark Rylance. Aaron Sorkin will be directing the project.

Set in the late 60’s, the story chronicles a very high profile trial of anti-war demonstrators.  The Chicago Seven were seven defendants were arrested during a tumultuous time and their trials and situations made national headlines. The defendants included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner. They were all charged with multiple crimes that included conspiracy, inciting a riot, and various other charges for their parts in anti-Vietnam War protests in Chicago.

The incident began on August 28, 1968, in Chicago. 1000’s of protesters joined a march that had violent consequences. Riot police clashed with protesters and deployed tear gas on the group. The rioting lasted days with many physical confrontations between the police and protesters. When the dust settled, there were many arrests and a federal grand jury decided to indict 8 demonstrators and 8 police officers. The number of protesters was later dropped to seven. The trials lasted for over a year with verdicts coming down in early 1970.


See the casting notice below:

Here is the announcement from the extras casting directors:

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL- NEW SPECS!

FILMING DATES:
TUE., 10/22 (SPLIT CALL – TENTATIVE CALL TIME 11AM)

WED.,10/23 (EVENING/OVERNIGHT – TENTATIVE CALL TIME 4PM).

THU.,10/24 (EVENING/OVERNIGHT – TENTATIVE CALL TIME 4PM).

Mandatory Fitting Date: Tuesday, 10/22 – if you work on this date, you will fit then work. If you work the overnights, we will need you to come in on 10/22 for the wardrobe fitting.

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL
RATE: $104/8
ROLE: STUDENT PROTESTERS, 18 – 55. MALE. CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS.

WARDROBE IS LIMITED — ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU ARE INSIDE THE FOLLOWING SIZE RANGES: 30-36 pants, 15-17.5 neck, 38-42 jacket

They will not be able to fit you – the wardrobe stock is what it is, and they will send you home at the wardrobe fitting if you are not truly in the range of stock they have.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN BOOKED ON THIS PROJECT, DO NOT SUBMIT

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 extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “NEW PROTESTER” in the subject line.

In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded in your POP profile AND SEND THEM IN THE EMAIL. We have limited stock and need to know you will fit before sending you to a wardrobe fitting. We need height, weight, collar, sleeve, chest, waist, and shoe.

AGAIN, WE CANNOT BOOK YOU WITHOUT YOUR ACCURATE SIZES.

4) Specify what specific days you can work. (See above for dates needed)

5) If you have facial hair, confirm that you are willing to shave. (Some facial hair is okay, just be honest about your answer)

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

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

Also:

REAL EMT or PARAMEDIC NEEDED!

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL

FILMING DATES:
TUES., 10/22
CALL TIME: APPROXIMATELY 11AM

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL
RATE: $180/8
ROLE: REAL EMT/PARAMEDIC
MALE, AGES 18+, MUST HAVE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE AS A PARAMEDIC/EMT

WARDROBE IS LIMITED — ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU MATCH THE FOLLOWING SIZES:
Shirt: 15.5/32, 16.5/34, or 17.5/33 (COLLAR/SLEEVE)
Pants: 32×29, 38×32,40×33 (WAISTxLENGTH)

________________________________________________

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 extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “EMT” in the subject line.

In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that you match the size options listed above (list which size).

AGAIN, WE CANNOT BOOK YOU WITHOUT YOUR ACCURATE SIZES.

4) Confirm that you are available on Tuesday, 10/22, for the whole day.

5) If you have facial hair, confirm that you are willing to shave. (Some facial hair is okay, just be honest about your answer)

6) Confirm that you have real-life experience as an EMT or Paramedic.

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

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



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