Casting Directors are now seeking talent to work on scenes filming between September 25th and November 18th in Memphis, Tennessee. According to Variety, Brian Banks will be directed by the director of Bruce Almighty Tom Shadyac. The movie centers around the real-life story of Brian Banks, an all-American high-school football player committed to USC by his junior year whose life was upended in 2002 when falsely accused of rape.
Despite furiously maintaining his innocence, Brian was nonetheless railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. Ultimately, with the help of the California Innocence Project, Banks’ conviction was overturned in 2012 and he ultimately achieved his NFL dream with the Atlanta Falcons’ pre-season squad in 2013.
Filming Dates: September 25th – November 18th
Role Type: Extras
Further casting details are below. To attend a Nine9 Open Call and learn more about the UnAgency including how to receive additional castings, complete the Talent Application.
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MEMPHIS, TN Casting Notice – Feature Film “Brian Banks” for work sometime between 9/25/17 – 11/18/17. Exact date(s) TBD.
We do not have the exact shoot date so you would need to have flexible availability during this date range so that you are available regardless of what the shoot date ends up being. If you hae any schedule conflicts please let us know when submitting.
— Please share with any Local MEMPHIS, TN & surrounding areas friends/family you know who fit these talent specs.
Pay rate: SAG Scale ($956.00) plus 10% agency (if applicable)
Location is in the MEMPHIS, TN area. Local Hire talent ONLY!
Featured Role (Speaking Roles)
Female Manager: Female, All ethnicities, age range Late 30s-40s. Human Resources Manager at a Wholesale Electronics company who likes Brian for a job but changes once she asks him about his criminal background. 2 scenes, 4 lines. TENTATIVE work date: 9/26/17
Sharell Washington: Female, African American, Plays at ages 15 & 24 so looking for an 18-25 year old to play this role (NO MINORS). One of Wanetta’s high school classmates that she passes a note to. 2 scenes, 4 lines. TENTATIVE work date: 9/26/17
Manuel Rojas: Male, Latino/Hispanic, 20s-30s, menacing, tattooed. Heavily tattooed prisoner who Brian punches in the face. 4 scenes, 2 lines. TENTATIVE work dates: 10/2/17, 10/3/17, 10/4/17
Male, African American, 19. One of the student prisoners in Jerome Johnson’s class. 1 scene, 1 line. [PRISONER] Male, All ethnicities, 18-25. One of the student prisoners in Jerome Johnson’s class. 1 scene, 3 lines. [PRISONER 1] Male, All ethnicities, 18-25. One of the student prisoners in Jerome Johnson’s class. 1 scene, 1 line1. TENTATIVE work date: 10/3/17
Harold: Male, 40s, African American. Brian’s prison cellmate. 2 scenes, 2 lines.
CMC Guard Male, All ethnicities, 30’s – 40’s, larger stature but not overweight, short hair, military or law enforcement type. Prison Guard who takes Brian to solitary confinement. 3 scenes, 2 lines.
To submit for work – Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Brian Banks Principal (Specify Role). You MUST include first & last name, height, weight, a valid contact number, city/state you live in and include (2) RECENT photos – (1) headshot type and (1) full body type standing.
Also include any relevant acting experience – experience is NOT required but you should be very comfortable with being on camera and memorizing lines. If selected, we will ask you to self tape an audition by the end of this week.
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