DreamWorks has announced that they will be holding an open casting this Saturday (December 4) in L.A. to fill a lead role in the upcoming drama “Welcome to People.” The studio is looking for someone to play a character named Josh, who’s described as “male, 11-13 years-old, Caucasian, athletic, independent and confident.” If you fit that description, get thee to L.A. pronto. Candidates don’t need to have any previous acting experience, nor do they have to prepare anything for the audition. They must be able to memorize large quantities of dialogue, however, and should be comfortable with PG-13 language (who isn’t these days?).
“Welcome to People” stars Chris Pine as a young businessman who, after the death of his estranged father, must deliver $150,000 to the alcoholic sister (Banks) he never knew he had, as well as her 12-year-old son (insert your name here?). Reluctant to part with the money, Pine’s character reaches out to his sister and nephew… without revealing who he is.
The movie will mark the directorial debut of “Star Trek” and “Transformers” screenwriter Alex Kurtzman, who penned the script with his writing partner Roberto Orci and “Of All The Things” scripter Jodi Lambert. Word on the street is that the script is pretty amazing… so start getting pumped for this one. Production is set to get underway in L.A. in January.
All the pertinent info for the casting call is below. Good luck!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Denise Chamian Casting
Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower St.
Building 35, Suite 270
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Street Parking Only)
Whether or not you get cast in “Welcome to People,” are you excited for the movie?