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Daniel Kaluuya's 'Queen and Slim' Movie is Now Hiring Actors

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Cleveland, Ohio.

Angela Boehm Casting is looking for actors to work on the new feature film Queen and Slim. Filming will shoot primarily in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Cleveland, Ohio. Casting directors are looking for stand-ins for the actors Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and Sturgill Simpson and must match the following types:
  1. Male Stand In: Daniel Kaluuya Height: 5’10 Weight: Please reference photos of Daniel Kalluuya *Skin tone very important
  2. Female Stand In: Jodie Turner-Smith Height: 5’9 Weight: Please reference photos of Jodie Turner Smith *Skin tone very important
  3. Male Stand In: Sturgill Simpson Height: 5'10 Weight: Please reference photos of Sturgill Simpson *Skin tone very important Will be needed everyday.

About Queen and Slim:

Daniel Kaluuya
PALM SPRINGS – JAN 3: Daniel Kaluuya at the PSIFF Creative Impact Awards & “10 Directors to Watch” at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA – Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya is set to star in the indie romance drama Queen and Drama written by Lena Waithe. Waithe, who is known for her work on The Chi and Master of None, wrote the script based on an original idea from bestselling author James Frey and a story by Frey and Waithe. Queen and Slim started production in October with filming starting in January.

Queen and Slim is described by Variety as, “an exploration of America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story. The film centers on a black man and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop. They kill the police officer in self-defense and rather than turn themselves in, they go on the run.”

Lena Waithe
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Waithe is producing the movie under her production company, Hillman Grad Productions, along with director Melina Matsoukas production company De La Revolution Films and Frey’s 3BlackDot. “To me, this is protest art,” said Waithe. “It’s about being black and trying to fall in love in a world that’s burning down around you.”

Matsoukas said, “It’s a film that defines black love as a revolutionary act. It shows that our union is the greatest weapon against the assault on black people in America.”

Kaluuya received a best actor nomination at the Academy Awards for Get Out and most recently appeared in Black Panther. Meanwhile, in 2017 Waithe was the first black woman to win a comedy writing Emmy for the Thanksgiving episode of Master of None.

Mastoukas is a two-time Grammy Award winner for her “We Found Love” and Beyonce’s “Formation” music videos.

How to apply:

Queen and Slim Casting Call

AngelaBoehmCasting will be working on a feature film, Queen And Slim. This film is primarily shooting in New Orleans but will shoot five nights in Cleveland Ohio. Shoot Dates: Over night shoots, must have full availability January 28th- January 31st Please see info for Stand Ins needed on this film Male Stand In: Daniel Kaluuya Height: 5’10 Weight: Please reference photos of Daniel Kalluuya *Skin tone very important Female Stand In: Jodie Turner-Smith Height: 5’9 Weight: Please reference photos of Jodie Turner Smith *Skin tone very important Male Stand In: Sturgill Simpson Height: 5'10 Weight: Please reference photos of Sturgill Simpson *Skin tone very important Will be needed everyday. To submit, please email [email protected] with the following Subject; either Queen Stand In, Slim Stand In or Officer Reed Stand In. Body: Phone, location and EXACT height. (don't lie) and Important, must include the following pictures of yourself. 1. Front and back full body shot 2. Current Close up (face) shot in GOOD Lighting. Please use your iPhone or Android to take these photos specifically if you're interested. Please list all stand in experience. If you have no stand in experience please list film experience.

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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