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‘Free State of Jones’ starring Matthew McConaughey is now casting a ton of extras to work on the new movie.

‘Free State of Jones’ starring Matthew McConaughey is now ramping up production in New Orleans, Louisiana and casting directors are seeking actors, models, and talent to work on the upcoming production.

According to Variety, McConaughey will play Newton Knight, a soldier who flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven.

Caballero Casting is looking for a ton of actors, models and talent to work on the production. To audition for a role on the upcoming feature film, Free State of Jones, check out the casting call details below:

Free State of Jones Casting Call

Hello Everyone, we are really excited about our new project “Free State of Jones” and we are now accepting general submissions for Background Actors. Please see the submission process below for this film.

PROJECT: FREE STATE OF JONES

DIRECTOR/WRITER: GARY ROSS (Hunger Games and Seabiscuit)

STARRING: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

DATES: 2/23/2015 – 5/21/2015

SHOOTING LOCATIONS: NEW ORLEANS and LAFAYETTE

STORY LINE: Set during the Civil War, THE FREE STATE OF JONES tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers who didn’t own slaves and therefore didn’t have a stake in the war, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” Knight continued his fight into the post-war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War…

SUBMISSION NOTE: We will be asking our core Background Actors to stop all grooming from now until the shoot so we do ask you consider this commitment prior to submitting … please note if you cannot make such commitments. We will be bringing everyone in for a short meeting so that we can fully inform everyone of the commitment that will be needed for this film and to take new pictures

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: Please email us your submission at [email protected]

INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION:
Current Picture – not hats, no sunglasses, no selfies/mirror pics
Wardrobe Sizes
Please note any tattoos and piercings
Please note any Military Experience
Please note any Horse Riding Experience

Update: Casting Call for Amputees

HEY EVERYONE!!!!
We are currently seeking Amputees to work on FREE STATE OF JONES. We would prefer to offer this opportunity to Real Life Amputees so please do not submit if you do not actually have an amputation of some sort. We are looking for all types of Amputees (above knee, below knee, arm, hand, finger, etc)

DATES: no firm work dates but we are shooting 2/23/2015 – 5/21/2015

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: Please email us your submission at [email protected]

INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION:
Current Picture – not hats, no sunglasses, no selfies/mirror pics (please make sure we can see your amputation in at least 1 photo)
Contact info
City and State of Residence
Wardrobe Sizes
Please note any tattoos and piercings
Please note any Military Experience

PROJECT: FREE STATE OF JONES

DIRECTOR/WRITER: GARY ROSS (Hunger Games and Seabiscuit)

STARRING: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

SHOOTING LOCATIONS: NEW ORLEANS and LAFAYETTE

Update: Casting Call for Kid Actors

Currently taking submissions for the following to potentially work on the film “The Free State Of Jones.”

This project is set to film in the following locations of Louisiana: New Orleans, North Shore area, Clinton and Lafayette.

The date, location and time are TBA for the following roles:

1. A young Caucasian girl (around 14 years of age) that plays PIANO and/or The HARPSICHORD.

Email:[email protected]
SUBJECT LINE: Piano/Harpischord PLAYER
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, Clear & Current photos like the attached examples. Please also include your experience with the listed instruments and a video if possible.

2. Caucasian Male approx. 35 years or younger with a beard that plays the BUGLE.

Email: [email protected]
SUBJECT LINE: BUGLE PLAYER
Include: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/weight, Clear & Current photos like the attached examples. Please also include your experience with the listed instruments and a video if possible.

Update: Casting Call for African American Men and Women

Now Casting Specifically for African American men and women to portray freedmen/slaves for the film Free State of Jones, filming in Louisiana.

If you have already submitted to be on this show but have not been booked, we suggest you resubmit with updated, current photos. It is very important that we see your current hair and beard growth. All photos MUST be CURRENT…, so we can see how you look TODAY.

Please follow the submission process to the POINT: If anything is lacking, including the proper subject line, then you will likely be overlooked. If you fail to include a working phone number, you will likely be overlooked.

EMAIL: [email protected]

SUBJECT LINE: SLAVE/FREEDMAN**

INCLUDE: Name, Age, Contact #, Height/Weight, City/State of Residency, do you have reliable transportation YES/NO, list cities you are willing to work in and are willing to travel to at your own expense (New Orleans, Lafayette, North Shore area, and Clinton, LA), and experience in the following areas:

HUNTING
FISHING
CAMPING

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SEND CURRENT, UPDATED PHOTOS LIKE THE PHOTO EXAMPLES ATTACHED.

NO SELFIES, MIRROR PICS, NO HATS/SUNGLASSES
NO changing color of photo (ALL NATURAL)
NO PHOTO SHOPPED PHOTO
Clear, Recent up to date
Stand in front of solid wall with neutral color wardrobe on
Look straight into camera, no smile but don’t look angry either! Please let hair be free, and natural.
Label photo/Save as: (YOUR) FIRST NAME_LASTNAME

If you are not local and/or do not fit the description, do not apply

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