Men, women and children of all ethnicities and ages; African-American musicians ages 20 to 35 with experience playing the trumpet, saxophone, guitar, bass, trombone and/or drums; African-American male twins ages 5 to 8
Casting directors are searching for performers, young twin boys and extras to audition for GET ON UP, an upcoming drama about the life of James Brown. As the film takes place from the 1930s to the 1990s, period hairstyles are a plus. Arrive in your “Sunday Best,” or wearing an outfit from one of these time periods, with your hair styled to its real, natural length. Please, no wigs. If you currently shave your head, allow your hair to begin to grow before the casting call.
Mississippi Department of Education
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
*Bring a current, non-returnable photo that shows your natural hair length.*
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm If you are unable to attend the open call, you may email your current photo-along with name, contact information (phone number and email), height, weight and availability-to GetOnUpExtras@gmail.com.
The film begins shooting in Natchez
and Jackson, Mississippi, in early November. For more information, go to http://www.TammySmithCasting.com.
About the film: In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award(r)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in GET ON UP. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
GET ON UP arrives in theaters nationwide on October 17, 2014.