New Will Smith Movie, Emancipation, Casting Extras in Louisiana

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  • Post last modified:06/30/2021

Live in Louisiana?

If so, you may have a chance to work as a background actor on a new Will Smith movie that is currently filming in Louisiana.
The upcoming period film “Emancipation” is now in production and is looking for Louisiana locals in the area that are able to work on set in the coming weeks.

Do you want to work on a Will Smith film but you are only available to work one day?

We are casting 18-20’s Soldiers who can portray Caucasian Males to work either Monday, July 12th or Tuesday, July 13th. We are also looking for those with flute or drumming experience to be picture picked by the director.


See the casting notice below for the details.  Please note that you must be local to the area in order to be considered.


You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share the flyer with your friends and family!
Filming in Bush, LA
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production’s requirements.
FILMING RATE: $125/12 hours
COVID Test RATE: $100
FITTING Rate: $31.25/2 hours
GAS + TOLL Bump $40 (for those traveling from the South Shore)
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 24-48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Testing will be in New Orleans.
Costume Fitting Required in New Orleans, Thursday 7/1 or Friday 7/2
This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.

Open Casting call for Will Smith film in PA

SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for Caucasian looking MEN (18+ years old) who fit within these sizes:
Shirt size: 15 (neck)-17 (neck)
Pant size: 32 (waist) – 38 (waist)
Jacket: 38 (chest) – 48 (chest)
Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let us know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.
If interested, please fill out this short form so we can contact you with filming information:
You can email the following to
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Tattoos: Do you have any tattoos on your face and hands? Yes or No
• Hair: Do you have shaved hair? If Yes, are you willing to start growing it out and your facial hair out? Facial hair is a plus!
• Are you comfortable with the hair department adjusting your hair?
• Which days are you available to work July 12th and/or July 13th
• In the subject line of your email, please put your ideal test date and “One Day Soldier”
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.


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