'WHITE BOY RICK' Lead Role Open Casting Call in Chicago, Illinois.Simon Casting, the casting director behind the hit TV series 'Empire', is searching all of Chicago for talented actors for an upcoming feature film, 'WHITE BOY RICK'. Simon Casting is looking for Caucasian teens ages 14 to 17 to play a street smart and born hustler in the upcoming feature film, 'WHITE BOY RICK'. According to Deadline, 'WHITE BOY RICK' is the latested feature film to be released by Studio 8 and centers around the true story of Richard Wershe Jr.
At the age of 14, Wershe became an undercover informant for local and federal law enforcement agencies in the mid-80s, and grew in that role enough to establish himself as a major drug dealer. He went from being an asset to an eyesore for law enforcement in the drug trafficking wars, and he was brought down in 1988found with 17 pounds of coke at age 17and sentenced to life without parole. The baby-faced felon has been in jail 27 years. The questions: how culpable was law enforcement in turning out a youngster who dropped out of ninth grade to provide intel to law enforcement, and why is he still serving time when the law he was convicted under is no longer on the books? This becomes the second major studio project on Wershe, as Universal Pictures, director Joseph Kosinski and Scott Stubers Bluegrass are developing a drama on the same subject.To audition for a role on 'WHITE BOY RICK', check out the casting call breakdown below:
'White Boy Rick' Open Casting CallCHICAGO SEARCH ALERT! We're currently doing a search for the feature film WHITE BOY RICK! Looking for males, aged 14 - 17, Caucasian. Must be baby-faced, street smart and a born hustler. He possesses a magnetic charm and a swagger beyond his years. These qualities served him well as an undercover informant for the FBI and later as a powerful figure in Detroit's drug world. Does this apply to you? Do you know someone who fits these characteristics? TELL THEM TO SEND US THEIR STUFF!!!
We'd love a photo and phone number/email (and if they have a resume, that's fine, too) SUBJECT LINE FOR EMAIL SHOULD BE: WHITE BOY RICK EMAIL: [email protected] DEADLINE: End of Day Friday, April 24th, 2015 If you're interested in more information about the REAL White Boy Rick, check this link out: https://read.atavist.com/white-boy-rick?no-overlay&preview
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