Sopranos Prequel “Newark” is Now Casting New York Mechanics

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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 African American mechanics in New York.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Monday, April 29th in Yonkers, New York.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWCI is seeking Real African American Mechanics to portray a Featured 1971 Mechanic for the film NEWARK.

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:

“Newark” Casting Call

GWCI is seeking Real African American Mechanics to portray a Featured 1971 Mechanic for the film NEWARK. Works Monday 4/29 in Yonkers, NY, with a TBD fitting in Manhattan.

Please email [email protected] with the subject line marked “FB REAL MECHANIC” and provide the following info in the body of your email:

-Full name
-Confirm if you are a SAG-AFTRA member or Non-Union
-Phone number
-Confirm availability for the 4/29 work date
-Are you comfortable receiving a 1970s style haircut if needed?
-Are you willing to have any facial hair altered for the work date if needed?
-Do you have any visible tattoos? if so where?
-Confirm you are comfortable with atmospheric smoke
-What real world experience do you have as a mechanic?
-What form of US issued ID you can provide for your I9
-Multiple selfies to show your CURRENT look

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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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