Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films is holding an open online auditions for lead roles in the feature film 'The Driver'.According to TheWrap, JuntoBox Films in collaboration with Forest Whitaker will be holding an online open casting call for leads in the new film "The Driver". The Driver centers around a boxer who takes a dangerous job to keep his greedy girlfriend happy. “Social collaboration is a critical part of our process at JuntoBox Films,” said Whitaker. “Our company was founded on the principle that everyone has a story to tell, and we passionately seek those innovative voices. We are dedicated to discovering and incubating the next generation of talent, and ‘The Driver’ gives the world the opportunity to play a part in bringing this film to life.” Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for leads in the feature film. “‘The Driver’ is turning the tables and putting fans in the casting chair,” said producer Philippe Caland, founder and co-chairman of JuntoBox Films. “We will be the first film ever to let the online community not only audition but also help cast the male and female lead roles by voting for their favorites.”
The film's male lead is Eddie, a down-on-his luck boxer who agrees to be the driver in a heist that goes wrong. His beautiful girlfriend, Aspen, shrewdly manipulates everyone involved. This feature is the fifth from JuntoBox and its online collaborators. “The Driver” will be directed by Alex Ardenti, is written by George Richards, and is produced by Caland. Lindsay Chag will oversee casting.
Audition notification for in-person call-backs for the top 25 actors for each role will take place Oct. 6-10. Finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to meet with the director and casting director, and final auditions will take place Oct. 20-24. The winners will be selected in early November.
Additionally, the first 25 people who chose the top Eddie and Aspen candidates online will get a “social producer” credit on the actual film.How to audition/vote:
- To register go to www.juntoboxfilms.com/casting complete the registration and upload your video audition.
- You can upload your audition for either Eddie or Aspen using YouTube.
- Audition video length should be a minimum of 10 seconds and around 3 – 4 minutes.
- All auditions must be in English.
- Share your audition via your social networks to increase your chances.
- Fans can then select their top 5 picks for each role.
- Casting deadline is: 12 PM PT October 3, 2014.