Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Casting Call for Kid Actors

Aretha Franklin Biopic
MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 9, 2018: Rolling Stone magazine in a hand over a stack of magazines with Aretha Franklin on the front cover. Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine - Image Editorial credit: dennizn / Shutterstock.com

MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect‘ starring Jennifer Hudson is now casting in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on November 1st in New York City.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Seeking African American and Latina children (girls ages 10-14 years) to jump double dutch for the feature film RESPECT.

About RESPECT:

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Sing’ held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on December 3, 2016. – Image (Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige will star in the upcoming MGM Aretha Franklin biopic with Jennifer Hudson playing the legendary singer.

“Respect” will open in theaters on Aug. 14, 2020. Scott Bernstein and Harvey Mason Jr., who has produced music for both Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Hudson, are producing the film.

How to apply:

Seeking African American and Latina children (girls ages 10-14 years) to jump double dutch for the feature film RESPECT. This is for paid background work. Filming in NYC on Nov. 1. Film takes place in 1960s. Email your child’s name, your phone number, child’s age, current photo of your child, and double dutch skill level to [email protected]. Write: DOUBLE DUTCH in the subject line of your email. Children must be able to attend a costume fitting in Brooklyn prior to filming.

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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