We’re on to JJ Abrams’ latest scheme! There’s a lot of mystery surrounding his top secret sci-fi project Super 8 and yesterday a casting call was sent out from his studio (Paramount) for a new film, which they refuse to name. What’s up with that? It’s been duly noted that Super 8 is supposed to be a throw back to Steven Spielberg’s (who’s a producer on the movie) old school sci-fi films from the 80′s. That means we’ll probably have a young, oddball protagonist taking on adult responsibilities all while gaining a deep-rooted sense of self. This casting call seems to fit that bill…
If you need a refresher course on what Super 8 is, watch the teaser trailer in HD.
Here’s the full Casting Announcement:
Seeking 13-14 year old Boys & Girls for the lead roles in a new Paramount feature film. No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor and thoughtfulness.
JOSH: Male 13-14. Josh is cute, but could be on the scrawny side – definitely not the school jock. Loveable, empathetic, smart and interesting. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
COLLIN: Male 13-14. Slightly, or more than slightly, overweight. Collin is confident, driven, optimistic and a natural leader. Must have a great sense of humor. Should have a Midwestern feel.
NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty – she is stunning, but not the “cheerleader” type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.
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- A scan of your completed Consent Form, signed by your parent or guardian
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- Your audition video.
*** DEADLINE: June 7, 2010 ***
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Thank you for your interest and participation and we hope you have fun preparing your audition. Break a Leg!
We’ve got young protagonists, including a troubled boy and a girl who’s more than meets the eye. This all sounds so familiar! Whether or not it’s Super 8 has yet to be determined but either way this is a great opportunity for any aspiring actor. This could be your big break!
Do you think the casting call is for Super 8? Would you be interested in starring in the film?