New HBO Biopic Needs Extras

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Casting Directors at HBO are looking for talented actors for their latest biopic film based on the nonfiction book ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by American author Rebecca Skloot. Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball will be teaming together to brings this movie alive and running.

In 2016, HBO announced that production will take place in summer for this project. Winfrey will be serving as the executive-producer and also star as the daughter of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah. The screenplay will be written by George C. Wolfe.

About

The 381 paged novel was published in 2010.  Much of the information presented in the book is directly taken from Deborah Lacks, as well as documents, archival photos, scientific and historical research as is of that time.

How To Apply

Applicant can apply for the following various roles

1) African American Females ages 18 years to 30 years for a Flashback Scene in the 1950’s – Females must have natural hair, no hair extensions, weaves etc –shorter hair styles are best for this role.
SHOOT DATE: Monday, 8th of August
SUBJECT LINE: 50’s Patient
2) Caucasian Males ages 30 years to 60 years old are needed for a Flashback Scene in the 1950’s – Males must have longer hair styles, and no fades.
SHOOT DATE: Monday, 8th of August
SUBJECT LINE: 50’s Hair Male
3) Caucasian Females ages 25 years to 45 years old for a Flashback Scene – Females must have natural hair, no hair extensions, weaves, no unnatural hair colors, etc – shoulder length and shorter hair styles are best for these roles (please do not apply if you have long hair)
SHOOT DATE: Monday, 8th of August
SUBJECT LINE: 50’s Hair Female
4) Caucasian Males ages 18 years to 60 years old for a Flashback Scene in the 1960’s – Males must have longer hair styles, and no fades.
SHOOT DATE: Tuesday, 30th of August
SUBJECT LINE: 60’s Hair Male

Important
Please don’t apply for these roles if you don’t fit the description 100%. Since the feature requires more extensive casting, you would be given another chance in the future.

To Apply

In your emails includes the following details as well:

  • 3 Up to Date / Current Photos of yourself (photos do not require to be professional shot, selfies are acceptable as long as there are no filters. The photos must be well lit and be in complete focus with Plain Background. Face should be facing forward, and the length of the photo should be medium.
  • There should also be a full length, full body shot of yourself.
  • Also include: Your legal name, phone number, email address, actual age, height, weight, top size, pant size, shoe size, car make- Model & Year (if applicable), and current city and state.

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