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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Casting Call for Puerto Ricans

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LOS ANGELES, CA. February 26, 2017: Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney in the photo room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is now casting Puerto Ricans in New York City.

Casting directors are seeking talent to work on scenes filming in New York City. Producers are seeking the following types:
  • Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking SAG-AFTRA and Non-Union to portray 1970s Puerto Rican clubgoers/neighborhood types for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, directed by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). Filming will take place in NYC beginning in October.

About If Beale Street Could Talk:

Variety reports that Jenkins will direct an adaption of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the first film as part of his deal with Annapurna Pictures and his own shingle, PASTEL. Baldwin’s novel “follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. It’s a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.” To audition for a role on If Beale Street Could Talk, check out the casting call breakdown below.

If Beale Street Could Talk Casting Call

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking SAG-AFTRA and Non-Union to portray 1970s Puerto Rican clubgoers/neighborhood types for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, directed by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). Filming will take place in NYC beginning in October. NY locals only! 18 and up! Paid gig!!! If interested and available, please email [email protected] with the subject line marked "FB PUERTO RICAN" and provide the following info in the body of your email: -Full name -Union Status (SAG-AFTRA or NonUnion) -Phone number -All sizes: MEN - height, weight, suit, shirt, pants, and shoe; WOMEN - height, weight, bust/waist/hip, dress, pants, shoe. -2-3 good quality selfies (no headshots) that clearly depict your CURRENT look and hair length What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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

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