Sopranos Prequel “Newark” New York City Casting Call for Cops

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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 cops in New York.

The upcoming Sopranos prequel “Newark” is now casting real policemen to work on a scene filming on Thursday, May 2nd in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Casting directors are looking for the following types:

  • GWCI is seeking SAG-AFTRA / Non-Union REAL Policemen (Caucasian, ages 25-55) to portray 1971 Cops for background work on the upcoming film NEWARK.
  • Must have 1970s/period appropriate hair or be willing to receive a haircut if needed. Everyone should be comfortable being clean shaven if needed. Must be fine with atmospheric smoke and not have visible tattoos.

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 SAG-AFTRA / Non-Union REAL Policemen (Caucasian, ages 25-55) to portray 1971 Cops for background work on the upcoming film NEWARK. Works Thursday 5/2 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with a TBD fitting sometime this week in Manhattan.

Must have 1970s/period appropriate hair or be willing to receive a haircut if needed. Everyone should be comfortable being clean shaven if needed. Must be fine with atmospheric smoke and not have visible tattoos.

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

-Full name
-Confirm if you are a SAG-AFTRA member or Non-Union
-Phone number
-Confirm availability for Thurs 5/2 in Brooklyn and a fitting this week
-Confirm okay receiving a haircut if needed
-Note if you have any visible tattoos / where
-Note comfortable being clean shaven if needed
-Note your real policeman experience
-Your height and weight
-Multiple selfies to show your CURRENT look

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR AN IMPORTANT MEMO REGARDING CELLPHONE USAGE ON SET: Unfortunately, there have been several instances of background performers taking photos on set. To prevent any further incidents, production is now instating a cell phone collection policy on the work dates. All phones will be collected before BG talent goes to set. The phones will be tagged, secured and returned to you when you leave set and head back to the BG holding area. You will have access to your phones in the holding area and during meal periods.

Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls

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

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