How to Get Cast in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’

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NEW YORK - April 8, 2017: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the premiere of "The Fate Of The Furious" at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017, in New York. (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

Black Adam (Movie) cast, casting calls, auditions, news, and more you should know.

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Dwayne Johnson will play the character Black Adam in the movie adaptation, which is a spinoff and sequel to the 2019 SHAZAM! movie. In June 2019, Jaume Collet-Serra was announced as the director. Johnson then announced via his Twitter account Larry She will be the film’s cinematographer.

The movie was originally going to hit theaters on December 22, 201, with filming scheduled for July 2019. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming was delayed to April 2021 and it’s released pushed back to an unknown date. The movie will also release several other characters including Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Doctor Fate.

It’s important to note the character was planned to be introduced in Shazam!, but by January 2017, the film productions decided to split the narrative to focus on Black Adam’s origin story. Johnson, who is also working as a producer on the movie, stated the two characters will meet in a future film. Adam Sztykiel was hired to write the script and co-produce Hiram Garcia says the movie will be gritty and violent, similar to the comic books.

About Black Adam:

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Black Adam is a supervillain appearing in the American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, the character is one of the archenemies of superhero Captain Marvel and the nemesis of the Marvel Family. Black Adam first appeared in the first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family comic book in 1945. However, he revived in the 1970s as a recurring character in the Shazam/Formerly Captain Marvel Family stories.

Black Adam was originally described as a corrupted ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fights his way to modern times to challenge the Marvel Family associates. But, in the 2000s, Black Adam was re-defined by DC Comics Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, and David S. Goyer, as a corrupted antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation. Featured roles in such comic book series including Justice Society of America, Villains United, Infinite Crisis, and 52. In 2009, IGN ranked Black Adam as IGN’s 16th greatest comic book villain of all time.

Black Adam Cast:

  • Noah Centineo as Al Rothstein / Atom Smasher
  • Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
  • Sarah Shahi
  • Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall / Hawkman
  • Marwan Kenzari
  • Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkell / Cyclone

Principal Casting by Riche Delia

Rich Delia (https://www.castingsociety.com/members/rich-delia) is known for casting Dallas Buyers Club, Game Night, and Happiest Season. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Delia attended Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Florida where he received a BFa. He returned to NYC after college and acted in several off-Broadway productions.

Black Adam Extras Casting Call

Filming is now taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. Casting directors are now casting talent to work on the upcoming feature film. Check out the latest casting call breakdowns below.

CASTING NOTICE

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Kids, Males and Females, 8-14yrs old, of MIDDLE EASTERN DESCENT to play ANCIENT KIDS on Various Dates in June! All roles will be picked by the Director! SUBMIT ASAP!!

RATE FOR THIS ROLE IS $161/12

CASTING MALES AND FEMALES, 8-14 YEARS OLD, MIDDLE EASTERN DESCENT!

RATES: $161.00 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

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CASTING NOTICE

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Men and Women of Chinese Descent to play ancient workers!

RATE FOR THIS ROLE IS $161/12

CASTING MALES AND FEMALES, CHINESE DESCENT, 40-85 Years of Age. Should be comfortable standing for extended periods.

RATES: $161.00 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

CASTING NOTICE

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Female Model Types, 18-40 yrs old, INDIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN/ AFRICAN DESCENT to play “ANCIENT WIVES” on Various Dates in June! All roles will be picked by the Director! SUBMIT ASAP!!

RATE FOR THIS ROLE IS $161/12

CASTING FEMALES, 18-40 YEARS OLD, INDIAN/AFRICAN/MIDDLE EASTERN DESCENT!

RATES: $161.00 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

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“Black Adam” Camera Test

**CAMERA TEST//FITTING CASTING NOTICE**

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is looking for  18TLY, Males and Females that are available Tomorrow for a Covid test, with a fitting on Tuesday April 6th for a Camera test on April 7th in Fayetteville!

Looking for Males and females, 18-27 yrs old, middle eastern/Mediterranean descent

RATES: Day Rate for Camera Test, Quarter Check for Fitting

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

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**MARINE CASTING NOTICE**

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is looking for Active Duty and Retired Marines,  Males, and Females to Play Guards over multiple potential dates April through June!

Casting for Active Duty Marines, Males, and Females, All Ethnicities, 20-50 Years Old, In excellent shape.

RATES: $218/12 Base Rate for your day of work!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

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**MALES AND FEMALES OF ASIAN DESCENT CASTING NOTICE**

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Male and Females, Asian Descent to be cast on Various Dates from April through August 2021! All roles will be picked by the Director!

CASTING MALES AND FEMALES, ASIAN DESCENT,

40-75 YEARS OLD, CHINESE, TAIWANESE, KOREAN, OR OF JAPANESE DESCENT TO WORK THESE RECURRING SPOTS.

RATES: $161.00 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12 hours!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

Apply Now

**CASTING NOTICE MAJOR FEATURE**

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is looking for in shape Males and Females to Play NYC Residents and Joggers over multiple potential dates April through June!

Casting for Males and Females, All Ethnicities, 20-45 Years Old, In excellent shape, and comfortable jogging, bike riding, and walking for potentially long hours. Please note if you have a Bike or Rollerblades In your submission!

RATES: $161/12 Base Rate for your day of work!

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

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Expired Casting Calls

Camera Test Casting Call

**CAMERA TEST//FITTING CASTING NOTICE**

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is looking for  Males and Females that fit the specs/sizes below that are available on March 31st for a Camera test, with a fitting on Wednesday, March 24th and a fitting on Friday, March 26th in Fayetteville!

Fitting on March 24th

Ancient Times- (Male, bald, shirtless- NO tattoos, middle eastern descent, Mongolian descent)

  • 6’1
  • 40 Chest
  • Waist – 32
  • slight build- NOT muscular
  • Fitting on March 26th

Military (Male, real military/firearm trained)

  • 6’1-6’3
  • 44 Chest
  • 36 waist
  • Muscular/Athletic build
  • Fitting on March 26th

Military (Male, real military/firearm trained)

  • 5’11-6”1
  • 42 Chest
  • 34 waist
  • Athletic build
  • Fitting on March 26th

Resident (Female)

  • Size 6-8
  • Fitting on March 26th

Resident (Male)

  • 40-44 Chest
  • 32-38 waist
  • RATES: Day Rate for Camera Test, Quarter Check for Fitting

COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

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Extras Casting Call

CASTING NOTICE

DC SUPERHERO MOVIE

Shooting in the Atlanta Area

  • MIDDLE EASTERN MEN, ages 18-65, with thin to average builds.
  • REAL MILITARY/FIREARMS TRAINED, especially with Edgy looks, tattoos, piercings & character types. Must be physically fit.
  • BLONDE MEN & WOMEN, ages 18-75.

Part-time employment in the film is the SAFEST place to work, as all cast and crew are Covid tested.

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STAND IN CASTING NOTICE

All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM is looking for multiple Stand-Ins to work on Various dates from April-August 2021! This is a HUGE opportunity you do not want to miss!!!

Looking for Males and Females. Mandatory Covid Testing Days (TBD) Dates for testing are usually two days before your shoot date! Pay Rate: $218.75/12. 

  • STAND IN 1- Female, Mixed/African American Descent, Dark Hair, 5’6, 115 lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 
  • STAND IN 2- Male, Middle Eastern Descent, Dark Hair, 5’9, 228lbs. Working Various dates April-August.
  • STAND IN 3- Male, Mixed/Hispanic Descent, Dark Hair, 6’2, 165lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 
  • STAND IN 4- Female, Middle Eastern Descent, Dark Hair, 5’4, 110lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 
  • STAND IN 5 – Male, Middle Eastern Descent, Dark Hair,  5’10, 158lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 
  • STAND IN 6- Male, Middle Eastern Descent,Dark Hair, 6’0, 171lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 6
  • STAND IN 7- Male, Middle Eastern Descent, Dark Hair, 5’5, 115lbs. Working Various dates April-August. 
Extra (Ancient Times), DC’s “Black Adam”
All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Recurring Males to play ANCIENT SLAVES on Various Dates from April through August 2021! All roles will be picked by the Director!CASTING MALES, 18-75 YEARS OLD, MIDDLE EASTERN DESCENT/AFRICAN DESCENT/EUROPEAN DESCENT, SHOULD BE COMPLETELY BALD AND/OR WILLING TO SHAVE TO WORK THESE RECURRING SPOTS. SHOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.RATES: $350.00 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12! THIS IS FOR THOSE SHAVING THEIR HEADS!
HAIRCUT AND FITTING DAY: TBD
COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

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All new MAJOR DC FEATURE FILM Is casting for Recurring Males and Females to play FEATURED Mercenary Types Various Dates from April through August 2021! All roles will be picked by the Director!

CASTING MALES AND FEMALES, 18-50 YEARS OLD, ALL ETHNICITIES, MILITARY EXPERIENCE AND/OR FIREARM TRAINING REQUIRED, EDGY LOOKS, DARK FEATURES, SCARS, TATTOOS, INTERESTING FACIAL FEATURES!
MUST HAVE MILITARY OR FIREARMS TRAINING!!

RATES: $218.75 for 12 hours. Time and a half for any work over 12!
COVID TESTING COMPENSATION: $45.00 Testing In Fayetteville

If picked you must be available for all dates we give you! You must also keep your look the same for the entire shoot!

Rock Photo Double, “Black Adam”

CASTING NOTICE: We are currently searching for a photo double for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 6’2 to 6’5, 245/260 lbs. Georgia locals only. DO you know someone that resembles this actor?

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