HBO has teamed up with David Simon and Ed Burns for an upcoming mini-series.
The show will be filming in New Jersey / New York and NY based GWC is currently casting paid extras. This is a period piece and the extras casting directors are looking for people that can pull off a 1940’s look.
HBO has announced that The Plot Against America will be a 6 part miniseries with David Simon and Ed Burns writing. The pair will also executive produce the show along with the original author, Phillip Roth, and others. David Simon and Ed Burns were also behind The Wire.
The Plot Against America was published in 2004 and tells the story as an alternative history. In the book’s alternative history, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the presidential election, after which antisemitism becomes acceptable by the public and Jewish families find themselves being prosecuted. Beating out Roosevelt is Charles Lindbergh, a populist and his administration changes America and steers them towards xenophobia.
GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING NON-UNION CAUCASIAN BOYS (14-18) TO PORTRAY JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS. Fitting TBD (likely 9/13). WORKS Tues 9/17. This is PAID EXTRAS work for the new HBO/David Simon series ‘PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.’
This will be exterior work, filming in New Jersey on 9/17. Production will provide a van on the work date. Fitting will be in Queens, TBD likely 9/13.
Boys must be ok with receiving 1940s haircut. Must have valid NY work permit and trust account!!
There will be atmospheric smoke used on set. NO WOOL ALLERGIES!
If interested & available please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
-child’s age (if under 18)
-union status (non-union or SAG)
-confirm available for 9/17 and a TBD fitting
-confirm ok with the 1940s haircut
-sizes (height, weight, shirt, pants, shoe)
-does child have valid NY work permit & trust account?
-recent COLOR photos to show current look (no hats! no sunglasses! no filters!)
Make the subject line FB NEIGHBORHOOD KID
GRANT WILFLEY CASTING IS SEEKING UPSTATE NY LOCALS FOR BACKGROUND WORK ON HBO SERIES, THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA! (SAG-AFTRA and non union welcome to submit! All ages and types!)
If you or anyone you know lives in the Albany/Kingston NY or neighboring areas, please direct them to the following post and encourage them to submit!
We’ll be shooting in the Athens/Kingston/Bloomville/Hudson areas from Mon, 9/23 through Thurs, 9/26!