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Emancipation starring Will Smith. Antoine Fuqua Seeking Background Extras

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Production is set to get underway shortly on the Apple Studios runaway slave thriller Emancipation starring Will SmithAntoine Fuqua will direct. Smith will play Peter, a slave who fled a plantation in Louisiana after he was whipped within an inch of his life. He had to outwit cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a torturous journey north. There, he joined the Union Army. The thriller is based on his true story, seared into the annals of history by an indelible image; when Peter showed his bare back during an Army medical examination, photos were taken of the scars from a whipping delivered by an overseer on the plantation owned by John and Bridget Lyons that nearly killed him.

Filming will commence in the Bush, Greensburg, Paradis and New Orleans, Louisiana areas beginning next month between July 12th – July 23rd. The casting directors are currently seeking the following to work on the film as paid background talent, photo doubles, standins and possible featured talent:

  • CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS – Seeking Confederate Soldiers and Overseers, Caucasian looking MEN, 18+ years and older who fit within these sizes: Shirt size: 15 (neck)-17 (neck)Pant size: 32 (waist) – 38 (waist)Jacket: 38 (chest) – 48 (chest). Must test Monday 6/21 OR Tuesday 6/22 to FIT Tuesday 6/22 OR Wednesday 6/23. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let them know your availability over the course of those 10 days!
  • ENSLAVED WORKERS – Seeking African American looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let them know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.
  • SOLDIERS – Seeking Caucasian looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let them know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

If you fit any of the above description and would like to be part of this amazing feature project please submit to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please include your Legal name • Phone number • Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes) • Tattoos: Do you have any tattoos on your face and hands? Yes or No • Hair: Do you have shaved hair? If Yes, are you willing to start growing it out and your facial hair out? Facial hair is a plus! • Are you comfortable with the hair department adjusting your hair? • Which days are you available to work July 12th – July 23rd? • Use the role category in the subject line of your email. and at least two to three CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo) • Absolutely no filters!

**PLEAE NOTE: As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same COVID testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates. Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

COVID Testing will be in either Metairie or Covington. Costume Fitting Required in New Orleans, starting on June 16th.

Additional Info

  • LOOKING FOR

  • Seeking: Actors Confederate Soldiers, Actors Enslaved Workers, Actors Soldiers
  • Job Duration:: Open Ended
  • Start Date: Monday, 12 July 2021
  • End Date: Friday, 23 July 2021
  • Nudity: No
  • Paid Job: Yes
  • LOCATION

  • Country: United States
  • City: New Orleans
  • State: LA
  • Zip Code:
  • Company: Central Casting Louisiana
  • CONTACT / SOCIAL LINKS

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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