Sopranos Prequel “Newark” Casting Call for Kid Actors

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New York, NY - January 9, 2019: Robert Iler, Michael Gandolfini, Jamie-Lynn Sigler attend The Sopranos 20th Anniversary screening and discussion at SVA Theater - Image (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

The upcoming Sopranos prequel, Newark is now casting kid actors in New York.

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking young Caucasian kid actors who are blind/low vision and are familiar with Beep baseball for scenes filming in Greenburgh, New York on April 9th. Talents must attend a fitting on April 9th.

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About “The Many Saints of Newark”:

The Sopranos is getting a prequel. Ending in 2007, “The Sopranos” made HBO a household name. The show won 21 Primetime Emmys and five Golden Globes. David Chase, “The Sopranos” creator, showrunner, writer and producer is leading the movie. He wrote the script with Lawrence Konner, a Sopranos staff writer.

The Many Saints of Newark is set amid the 1967 Newark riots, which Livia was seen watching live on television during a flashback in the episode “Down Neck”.

There were over a hundred race riots across America in what was dubbed “The Long Hot Summer of 1967”, as tensions boiled over as African Americans continued to face discrimination. In Newark, the start for the riot was one that still shocks the city today is the beating of a black man by police.

“That was a time when the African-Americans and the Italians of Newark were at each other’s throats,” Deadline notes, “and among the gangsters of each group, those conflicts became especially lethal.”

How to apply:

GWC is seeking young Caucasian boys (ages 9-16yo) who are blind/low vision and who are familiar with Beep Baseball for the upcoming film NEWARK.

GWC is committed to authenticity and encourages those who are blind/low vision to submit to this posting. Please note- beep baseball is different than regular baseball.

The scene takes place during 1971 so boys must be willing to get a period appropriate hair cut for this if needed.

Shoot dates is TUESDAY 4/9 in Greenburgh, NY. Fitting date TBD in Manhattan.

If you are interested, please email [email protected] with the following information:
-YOUR CHILD’s NAME
– CHILD’s AGE
-PARENT/GUARDIAN PHONE #
-SAG-AFTRA or NON UNION
-all wardrobe sizes (Men: height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam, shoe.)
-What forms of ID you can bring to set to fill out an I9.
-Confirm you are local to the Tri State area
-Men: Are you okay getting a 1970s haircut?
-note if your child is blind/low vision
-note if your child is familiar with beep baseball or not,
-Please attach current, candid photos. Need to see current hair style and length. One photo should be full body.
***subject line should say “FACEBOOK BEEP BASEBALL BOY”

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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