Paramount Holds an Open Casting Call for 13-14 Year Old Kids
This casting call has been out there for a little while, but here's a last minute reminder for anyone who might be considering going or knows any good young actors. Paramount is hosting an open casting call tomorrow (August 21st) morning at their studio in Hollywood. It's for a "Major Motion Picture" from Paramount but is untitled and unnamed and just so happens to be asking for male and female 13 to 14 year old kids. This gels with the reports back in May that this is probably for J.J. Abrams' Super 8, the mysterious sci-fi project we all saw that cool teaser trailer for earlier this summer. Recent news says it will start shooting in September.
If you're interested, you can get all you need from this webpage, including address of where to go and so on. They're looking for "real" 13-14 year old boys and girls for the lead roles in a new Paramount feature film. No names for the characters (they were Josh, Collin and Natalie on the original call sheet) but females must be an "absolutely stunning natural beauty, strong and confident with a great sense of humor." Males should be "very handsome and/or striking" and also have a great sense of humor (once again). And the key to it all - they both need to have a "Midwestern feel." So they obviously want a Midwestern feel to the whole movie.
Anyway, trying not to speculate too much, but just want to get the word out. We originally heard that Super 8 was potentially about "a group of kids in 1979 [who] are playing around making movies with their Super 8 cameras (as Abrams and Spielberg did as kids) and accidentally capture something" otherworldly on film. So that banging on the train car was an alien being transported from Area 51 that, well, gets out and runs amok in this "Midwestern" town that these 13 to 14 year old kids are living. That actually sounds pretty cool. After seeing Rob Reiner's Flipped, I definitely know there are talented young actors out there - so let's find them!