How to Get Cast in Ron Howard's 'Thirteen Lives'

Ron Howard

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Ron Howard attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. - Image (Andrea Raffin /

Ron Howard, is now casting speaking roles.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming in Australia, with auditions set to start in the next two weeks.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Thai men and women wanted a new feature film from Ron Howard.

About Thirteen Lives:

Thirteen Lives Chiang Cave Movie Chiang Rai, Thailand-July 18,2018: Press conference MooPa Academy Team football 12 boys 1 coach trapped in a cave in Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non cave, come back home Editorial credit: 2p2play /

Ron Howard is set to direct from a script by Oscar-nominated Gladiator writer William Nicholson about the rescue of a dozen members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. The movie is a co-production of Imagine Entertainment, Storyteller Productions, and Magnolia Mae.

MGM acquired the rights to the movie. Film Group President Pamela Abdy released a statement after reportedly aggressive bidding for the production.

“The Thai families, government, and a community of farmers and neighbors who came together to support a global group of rescue divers to aid in the recovery of 12 fearless young men and their coach was an extraordinary act of teamwork. MGM is deeply honored to be a part of this project with Ron, Brian, Karen, P.J., Gaby and to share with audiences everywhere the incredible real-life story of people working together to reunite the 13 with their families,” said Abdy.

Ron Howard said, “This film is a case study in courage and volunteerism – the courage of those who were trapped, of the divers, of the officials, and of the locals who all came together to overcome insurmountable odds while the world watched. Brian and I are excited to partner with MGM, P.J., and Gaby to bring this heroic story to audiences around the world.”

How to apply?

To audition for a role in the upcoming feature film, check out the job listing here, or see the full casting call breakdown below.

Thirteen Lives Casting Call

Scuba Divers Casting Call

Wanted for film

Thai men with current PADI certification

We are looking for Thai men 22-38 years old with a current PADI Scuba Diving Certification.
  • No acting experience necessary
  • Applicants MUST be based in Australia with citizenship or permanent residency status
  • We will be in touch within two weeks if you are shortlisted for an audition.
Barrett Casting has cast such films as Peter Rabbit, Ride Like a Girl, Hacksaw Ridge, The Great Gatsby & The Sapphires

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Extras Casting Call Thai men and women wanted a new feature film from Ron Howard. We are particularly interested in Thai men under 35 years with diving experience and men and women from Northern Thailand (e.g., Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai) No acting experience necessary Applicants must be based in Australia with citizenship or permanent residency status. Ethnicity: Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander Required Skills: Acting, Swimming Apply Here

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