Monday, October 5, 2015

The Titan feature film Casting Call


Julie Harkin Casting are looking for the following fantastic role for a 5-6 year old Genuine American boy (based in the UK)!

'THE TITAN' is an elevated sci-fi feature film produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42 and Arash Amel, starring Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella. Lennart Ruff directs the project which is based on a original story by Amel. Max Hurwitz has written the screenplay. Set in a not too distant future, the story tracks the journey of a military family who are relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space.

The overall dates for shooting are approximately mid January - end of March 2016, and the film shoots in Gran Canaria.

Please find a character breakdown for the role of LUCAS below:


Lucas Janssen is the 5 year old son of RICK (SAM WORTHINGTON) and ABI (RUTH WILSON). He is an all American funny, cute and confident kid.

This is a lead role in the film, and we need a very talented, confident child with a genuine American accent. The ethnicity of the role needs to be white, and we would like him preferably to have blue eyes, as both actors playing his parents are blue eyed.



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Billionaire Boy

TV newcomer Elliot Sprakes from Sheffield has landed the title role in Billionaire Boy, the latest adaptation of one of David Walliams' childrens books, which will be screened at Christmas.

The hour-long special is the fourth BBC adaptation of a Walliams novel, and follows the successes of Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and The Boy In The Dress.

Filming begins next week in Sheffield and Rotherham for broadcast this Christmas on BBC One. Local school children from Oakwood High School, Rotherham, have also been cast to appear in the production as Joe’s class mates.

Elliot (represented by Cieka Bailey Associates) plays 12 year old Joe, the son of Len (played by John Thomson) who has made a billion by invented a new toilet roll. Joe appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend. This is Elliot's first major TV role, he recently filmed a CBBC pilot Scraps.

Playing Joe’s shy and very nervous head teacher is James Fleet, while Rebecca Front plays Joe’s firm but fair, opera-loving teacher. There’s also an appearance from Warwick Davis playing himself in the role of Len and Joe’s celebrity butler.

David Walliams plays Mrs Trafe, a dinner lady at Joe’s school who is described as dirty and old and who is dreadful at cooking. There will also be a cameo performance from a very special mystery celebrity guest.

He said: “I am thrilled we have put together another all-star cast of comedy greats for this adaptation. The script is bigger and better than the book and I am excited for everyone to see it on BBC One at Christmas.”

Executive producer for the BBC Gregor Sharp said: “David Walliams' books are a magical combination of memorable characters and brilliantly colourful story so we couldn't happier to be bringing Billionaire Boy to BBC One this Christmas."

Filming begins next week in Sheffield and Rotherham and Billionaire Boy will be broadcast this Christmas on BBC One.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Conjuring 2 casting news

An international casting search was held to find the young cast for The Conjuring 2, the new supernatural thriller following on from the success of The Conjuring, with director James Wan, and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles of renowned demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren.

In a new terrifying paranormal investigation they travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

American actress Madison Wolfe, who played one of Woody Harrelson's daughters in True Detective plays Janet,
with Australian newcomer Lauren Esposito as her older sister, Margaret.
Two young British newcomers from London have landed the roles of the two younger brothers,

Patrick McAuley (represented by the Young Actors Theatre in Islington) and Benjamin Haigh (represented by Urban Angels), playing Johnny and Billy respectively.

Frances O'Connor stars as their mother, with Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente and Simon McBurney also joining the cast.

Filming is now underway in Los Angeles, with a June 2016 release scheduled.

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