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Young Aspiring Actors Faked Being Death for a Movie Role

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Aspiring young actors faked being deaf to audition for a feature film.

Several months ago, we posted a casting call for the lead role in the new movie WonderStruck. The nationwide search was looking for hearing-impaired young actors to star in the movie.

However, according to reports, producers received 100 or so tapes from girls, some of whom were not actually hearing-impaired – shocking the director.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the movie Wonderstruck received a standing ovation during the Cannes competition film festival. But, during pre-production and casting, the movie’s director Haynes was searching through tapes and found over 100 girls auditioning for the role of an hearing-impaired character, even though they were not deaf.

“We even got a few girls who later admitted that they weren’t deaf. It was pretty intense. It was a little bit of a shock.”

The movie centers around Julianne Moore, who plays a silent film star that young hearing-impaired child is obsessed with.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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