Forest Whitaker’s New TV Series is Now Casting New York Actors

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LOS ANGELES - JAN 29: Forest Whitaker arrives for the 'Black Panther' World Premiere on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker is now casting extras to play Speakeasy patrons in New York City

Grant Wilfley Casting, the casting director for the new EPIX series Godfather of Harlem, is now casting African American men and women to play Speakeasy Patrons. Filming will shoot on Tuesday, January 8th with a wardrobe fitting on Friday, December 21st in Brooklyn. Casting directors are only looking for tri-state area locals and talents must be 18 years old or older.

About Godfather of Harlem:

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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 26: Actor Forest Whitaker attends the photo-call of ‘Zulu’ during the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com)

Forest Whitaker will star in the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem. According to Variety, “The series is titled “Godfather of Harlem.” It will tell the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy takes on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X, catching his political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.”

How to audition?

To audition for a role on Godfather of Harlem, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Godfather of Harlem Casting Call

GWCI is seeking NON UNION AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN ages 20s-40s to portray 1960s Speakeasy Patrons for the new EPIX series GODFATHER OF HARLEM!

-Shoot date is Tuesday January 8th (must have full day/night availability). Interior work, current season. Wardrobe fitting is Friday 12/21 in Brooklyn.

Must be 18 yrs old or older. Tri-state area locals ONLY!
Must be okay getting a 1960s haircut and men being clean shaven on the day. No modern haircuts, no edging or fades. Must be okay working around atmospheric smoke. No wool allergies.

If interested & available, please email [email protected] with the following information:
-Full Name
-Your union status (sag-aftra or non union)
-Phone Number
-Avail for fitting date Fri 12/21
-Avail for work date Tues 1/8
-SIZES: Men: Height, weight, jacket, neck, sleeve, waist, inseam and shoe. Women: Height, weight, dress, bust/waist/hip, shoe.
-Confirm you are local to the Tri State area
-Please note if you have been prefit for GODFATHER OF HARLEM before
-What ID will you be bringing to set to fill out an I-9?
-Please attach (2-3) good quality photos, candid, non professional that clearly depict your CURRENT LOOK! No silly faces or filters!
-Confirm you are comfortable receiving a 1960’s hair cut
-Men: Are you comfortable being clean shaven on the day of work?
-Do you have any visible tattoos?

***subject line should say “FACEBOOK SPEAKEASY”