‘The Batman’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role

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How to audition for a speaking role on ‘The Batman

Robert Pattinson is set to star as Batman. Matt Reeves took over the directing job after Ben Affleck stepped away from the movie. Affleck was set to play Batman but he walked away from the movie franchise for good. Reeves described the movie as “very personal” and a “defining” story about the Dark Knight. Reeves wrote the screenplay and is producing with Dylan Clark with Michael E. Uslan executive producing.

Earlier this week, Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in the upcoming ‘The Batman’ movie starring Robert Pattinson. In a tweet, Halle Berry, 53, congratulated Kravitz, 30, on landing the role, calling her “eternally graceful” and “extremely bad-ss”.

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NEW YORK – MAY 29, 2019: Zoe Kravitz attends the season 2 premiere of “Big Little Lies” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019, in New York City. – Image Editorial credit: JStone / Shutterstock.com

The tweet needed with “keep shining Queen & welcome to the family!”

‘Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright will play Commissioner Gordon. Actor Paul Dano will play the Riddler. Dano’s casting comes after Jonah Hill turned down an offer to join the cast. Given how long negotiations went on with Jonah Hill, Variety reports Warner Bros. had an offer ready to go out to Dano once Hill passed on the role

Pre-production for the movie is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set.

Reeves, who is known for his work on the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequel, took over the movie after Ben Affleck departed from the film franchise.

But, how does someone land a role in ‘The Batman’?

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LOS ANGELES – FEB 22: Robert Pattinson at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA

According to IMDB, the movie’s casting is done by Cindy Tolan. Cindy Tolan is known for her work on Straight Outta Compton (2015), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).

In a 2017 interview with Cindy Tolan, the casting director said she explained how she finds new talent. She explains, “With TV having exploded, everybody’s doing everything now,” she says. “If you’re good, it doesn’t matter what the project is; we want you.” And Tolan maximizes her nights out at the theatre to find new talent. “I circle every single name of every actor that I thought was exquisitely talented in the play, and I make sure that I bring them in for the next thing for which they are appropriate, no matter what it is that I am casting: film, TV, or theatre,” she says. “My hope is that all of the actors in Great Comet find their way onto TV and film. Why shouldn’t they? They’re amazing. Theatre has a wealth of talent. Why not embrace that?”

For a movie, this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here. You can also learn how to make it in the entertainment industry with our beginner’s guide here.

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