Matthew McConaughey's 'White Boy Rick' Open Casting Call

Matthew McConaughey

White Boy Rick is now casting featured roles in Detroit, Michigan.

Matthew McConaughey's new movie White Boy Rick is now casting background actors for featured roles in the movie. Filming will take place in Detroit, Michigan and producers are looking for talent that are able to work on the movie as it starts filming in late February through early June. Currently, Angela Boehm Casting is looking for featured roles. The movie's director is hand selecting a large majority of these background acting jobs and talents may have to audition for a spot in the movie.

About White Boy Rick:

Set in Detroit in the 1980s in the height of the crack epidemic, White Boy Rick, centers around the true-life story of Richard Weshe Jr. A teenager who became an undercover informant at 14 before becoming a major drug dealer until he was arrested at age 17. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bel Powley. White Boy Rick will be directed by Yann Demange and written by Logan Miller, and Noah Miller. To audition for a role on Matthew McConaughey's White Boy Rick, check out the casting call breakdown below.

White Boy Rick Casting Call

Matthew McConaughey Denis Makarenko / We have a lot of needs for this amazing, creative project. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, we will be discarding all submissions that do not follow exact directions. They will be immediately deleted, please triple check before sending! Its important to know this is a process. We will be going through several steps to hire people as extras. First, we approve the photos, then the AD approves, then we will schedule a video audition for 80% of our extras, most potential extras will be asked to meet with the director, then hired. So if you don’t hear back right away, you are probably going through the process, please keep yourself available if your submitting.This particular director is placing a strong emphasis on the background, he is hand selecting these actors. If you are part of this industry because of the creativity involved, this is one set you will want to be on. So when submitting please plan to be flexible and ready to be on set at any time because the director will decide who he wants in the film first, then where he wants them. This film is incredibly creative and unique, I cannot stress enough how much emphasis the director is putting on every single background artist chosen to be in this film. The possibility of upgrades and features is very VERY possible. Some additional instructions- When you submit pictures. Please avoid headshots. The director wants real people. Make sure they are current photos. We can’t have well groomed, anyone interested should grow their hair out and grow sideburns!! This is a period piece. In the 80’s. If you have a conflict with the shoot dates please list it in your submission. People who have submitted for Strippers, Kiesha, Curry Gang and Harris and Maurice, your submissions are still going through the process. Please stay available and be patient with us! We can’t have anyone with Neck Ink or sleeve tattoos. Needs I am looking for African American roller skaters for a few scenes. We would need people who have flexible schedules and willing to put in possible long hours. Submit with the subject: Skaters (This will probably film in May) Preferably 18 to look younger African American Male,Brendas  Boyfriend. Very featured to play the boyfriend of one of our principal parts. We will see actors who are 17, but only after the 18tly have been seen. Submit with the subject: Boyfriend Female African American. 45-55 year old neighbor with Dog. Submit with the subject: Neighbor with Dog. Having a dog is a plus here. If you do have a dog please include a photo of the dog. If not you can still submit as long as you are comfortable with dogs. No one that is allergic to dogs. 3 African American boys 7-12 years old who hear a shooting, nothing will be seen. Submit with subject: Neighbor Boys Caucasian men, women and children all ages. Submit with subject: Gun Show (This will probably film in April, 2 days, not consecutive. Everyone will not be needed for both days.) Heavy set African American female Pizza Cook. Submit with the subject: Pizza Cook African American teen on bike. Let us know if you have a bike what kind. Are their logos? What color, send pic as well of bike. Age should be 13-16. Subject Teen on bike. Please have anyone interested email me at [email protected]. They should include 1-3 pictures themselves, their name and phone number. Please include the subject that was listed above. The shoot dates are March 21-June 6th. They would film somewhere between those days. When I have more accurate shooting days I can let you know. Please let me know if you have any question. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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