Steven Spielberg‘s new movie “West Side Story” is now casting Hispanic actors in New York City.
Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming between June through September 2019.
Producers are seeking the following types:
- Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking NONUNION Latinx men and women, 18-80s age range for background work in various roles on the upcoming Steven Spielberg film “West Side Story”. Must be local to the tri-state area.
About West Side Story:
Spielberg is developing a remake of the 1961 Robert Wise street-gang musical, with Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner penning the adaptation. This news comes out after a national talent search for the lead roles in the movie. Project Casting first reported the news in 2018 as casting directors held online auditions for the following roles.
West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic tragedy film by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70. Released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and viewers, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture (as well as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical.
How to apply:
“West Side Story” Open Casting Call
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking NONUNION Latinx men and women, 18-80s age range for background work in various roles on the upcoming Steven Spielberg film “West Side Story”. Must be local to the tri-state area.
TBD work dates shooting June-September. Interior and exterior scenes. Interior scenes may have atmospheric smoke.
Summer season wardrobe. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS. Requires a fitting before your work date. The film is set in the 1950s so hair is important.
MEN: must have natural colored hair, with full length all over. NO FADES, NO CREW CUTS, NO EDGING, NO LINE UPS. Also must be willing to let the hair department cut/ trim your hair to the appropriate length. Google 1950s men hairstyles. MEN MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN! NO FACIAL HAIR! MEN MUST BE OK GROWING OUT HAIR & RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT!!
WOMEN: must have natural colored hair- no highlights, ombre, streaks, etc. No wigs or extensions. All hair will be ABOVE shoulder-length or you must be willing to let our hair department cut your hair to the appropriate length. WOMEN MUST BE OK RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT IF HAIR IS SHOULDER-LENGTH OR LONGER!!
If interested please send the following to [email protected]:
-Confirm you are tri-state local
-SIZES (MEN: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe, WOMEN: height, weight, dress/pant size, bust x waist x hip, and shoe sizes )
-confirm you are comfortable with haircut
-confirm you have no visible tattoos
-recent color photos (selfie, profile, and back) of your current look THAT CLEARLY SHOW CURRENT HAIR LENGTH AND COLOR (no filters, no sunglasses, no hats, no headshots)
-What forms of ID could you bring to fill out an I9?
Make subject line: FB Latinx
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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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