Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wuthering Heights




CLOSING DATE: Friday, 26 February 2010, 23:59

Casting Director Gail Stevens is casting for young actors for the new Andrea Arnold directed adaption of Wuthering Heights.

Andrea (director of acclaimed Fish Tank)  is looking for someone special - authenticity being the key.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Feature Film)

Based on Emily Brontë's classic novel.

Company: ECOSSE FILMS

Producer: ROBERT BERNSTEIN, KEVIN LOADER

Director: ANDREA ARNOLD

Casting Director: Gail Stevens

Location: UK (Location TBC)

Dates (Shooting, Rehearsal, etc.): 8 weeks from end of April

Role: YOUNG HEATHCLIFF (Male)

Description: 16-18 years old.

Genuine Romany Gypsy or of South Asian/Mediterranean appearance.

Brooding.

Ideally from Yorkshire.

No experience necessary.

Role: YOUNG CATHERINE (Female)

Description: 15-17 years old.

Pale-skinned, fair-haired, feisty.

Genuine Yorkshire actresses preferred. Light Yorkshire accent required.

No experience necessary.

5 comments:

  1. Wasn't Ed Westwick and Gemma Arterton already cast for this? Or are they looking for someone else again?

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  2. They were attached to the project previously when it was in development but now there is a new director so casting may well change.

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  3. Andrea Arnold made the following comments this week:

    "Think about Heathcliff, he's an outsider, he's a Gypsy boy. It's a big class story. All my films have been about class, and Wuthering Heights is more of the same," she said.

    "We are in pre-production, running up and down to Yorkshire and meeting people. It's forming itself."

    Asked about casting, Arnold said: "I've got a picture of someone on my phone, but I'm not going to show you!"

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  4. would it not be possible to be white and get the part of heathcliff?

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  5. That's a question for the casting team Brendan but that doesn't seem to be what they are looking for this time.

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