Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story extras casting call.
The movie version of the classic musical West Side Story is in the works and filming has begun. Production is happening in the New York City area and the movie is in need of locals who would like to work as paid movie extras. The movie will be in production through the summer.
Steven Spielberg is at the helm on this one and according to various reports, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story will follow closer to the original Broadway musical rather than the West Side Story musical of the 60’s. The FOX feature film will be using many of the musicals classic songs and according to the screenwriter, Tony Kushner, “no one will leave the movie without hearing all the classic songs.”
Ansel Elgort has landed the male lead in the film, Tony. Westside Story story focuses on a love affair between a young man and a young woman and all the obstacles that are standing in their way. The original United Artists West Side Story movie starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn.
New York’s GWC is casting the extras on the project. Please see below for the current casting needs.
Casting Call information:
This is filming in the New York City area, so those wanting to be background actors must live in or around the NYC area in order to be considered.
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking NONUNION Latinx men and women, 18-80s age range for background work in various roles on the upcoming Steven Spielberg film “West Side Story”.
Must be local to the tri-state area.
TBD work dates shooting June-September. Interior and exterior scenes. Interior scenes may have atmospheric smoke.
Summer season wardrobe. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS. Requires a fitting before your work date. The film is set in the 1950s so hair is important.
MEN: must have natural colored hair, with full length all over. NO FADES, NO CREW CUTS, NO EDGING, NO LINE UPS. Also must be willing to let the hair department cut/ trim your hair to the appropriate length. Google 1950s men hairstyles. MEN MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN! NO FACIAL HAIR! MEN MUST BE OK GROWING OUT HAIR & RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT!!
WOMEN: must have natural colored hair- no highlights, ombre, streaks, etc. No wigs or extensions. All hair will be ABOVE shoulder-length or you must be willing to let our hair department cut your hair to the appropriate length. WOMEN MUST BE OK RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT IF HAIR IS SHOULDER-LENGTH OR LONGER!!
If interested please send the following to [email protected]:
-Confirm you are tri-state local
-SIZES (MEN: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe, WOMEN: height, weight, dress/pant size, bust x waist x hip, and shoe sizes )
-confirm you are comfortable with haircut
-confirm you have no visible tattoos
-recent color photos (selfie, profile, and back) of your current look THAT CLEARLY SHOW CURRENT HAIR LENGTH AND COLOR (no filters, no sunglasses, no hats, no headshots)
-What forms of ID could you bring to fill out an I9?
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