“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” Twentieth Century Fox’s sequel to its blockbuster 2011 hit feature film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” is set to begin shooting the Louisiana portion of filming in mid-May, 2013. The extras casting director has sent out a casting call for extras to work on the film. With a $93 million budget and over $483 million at the box office, this second film in the reboot series of films is being highly anticipated. Principal actor casting for the film’s lead roles co-starring roles are being cast in New Orleans. New Orleans production will run through July, 2013.
The extremely talented and necessary actor returning is Golden Globe winner Andy Serkis as the ultra-intelligent genetically altered ape Caesar. Serkis is the most highly respected and critically acclaimed motion capture actor in the entertainment industry, and has won many awards for that type of work including a Screen Actors Guild Award. Some of his credits include Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Universal Pictures’ “King Kong,” Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin,” and Caesar in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Also starring in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is Golden Globe Award winner Keri Russell; Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman; Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Judy Greer; and “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jason Clarke.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt was set to direct “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” but exited in mid-September due to his concerns about having a movie ready by the May 23, 2014 release date. Fox drew up a shortlist of possible replacement directors, and chose Matt Reeves, who recently struck a TV development deal at 20th Century Fox TV. He will create, write and direct broadcast and cable projects as well as supervise other writers. Reeves will direct “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” from a screenplay originally written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, with rewrites by Mark Bomback. Reeves’ feature film directorial credits include “The Pallbearer,” “Cloverfield,” and “Let Me In”. He also co-created the TV series Felicity with J.J. Abrams and directed the pilot and 5 episodes.
Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing for Chernin Entertainment. Chernin is one of the most powerful media executives in the world. Under Chernin’s leadership, Twentieth Century Fox Film produced the two top-grossing movies of all time, Titanic and Avatar. Chernin Entertainment currently has a film production deal with Fox. In addition to writing the original draft for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” husband and wife Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are also producing.
“Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” Extras Casting Call
The following types are being sought in the New Orleans area-
• Male and Females, 18 year of age and above.
• Must be physically fit and/or athletic. Running will be involved.
Additional hair and makeup info –
• Afros or grown out ethnic hair ok.
• Natrual greying hair on younger people ok.
• Some dread locks on ethnic hair ok.
• Grown out looking hair cuts on men ok.
• Bald heads or even grown out evenly from bald ok.
• Beards, mustaches, 2-3 day of beard growth for Men ok.
• Missing and/or stained teeth a plus.
• NO blown out hair. Must be natural clean curly or wavy state.
• NO faded clipper cuts.
• NO hair that appears colored.
• NO chemically straightened hair.
• NO visible hair products.
• Women should have natural eye brows, no makeup, cleaned face, no nail polish.
• Women should have no veneers, colored contacts, or artificial nails.
• NO Tattoo Eye Brows or Eyeliner.
To be condidered, submit a recent color snapshot with all clothing sizes and contact information to the following:
Put “DAWN EXTRAS” in the subject line of your email.
The casting director does NOT want clean-cut headshots! Natural photos with one of the above looks only.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.