‘Godfather of Harlem’ is Now Casting Funeral Mourners in New York City

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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 funeral mourners in New York City

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on January 11th or 15th. Wardrobe fittings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th or Wednesday, January 9th in Brooklyn, New York City. Casting directors are looking for people to play funeral mourners for the new EPIX series Godfather of Harlem. Actors must be 18 years old or older. Tri-state areal locals only. Talents must be okay getting a 1960s haircut and men being cleanly shaven on the day of filming. No modern haircuts, no edging or fades. Must be okay working around atmospheric smoke and no wool allergies.

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 SAG-AFTRA or NON-UNION AFRICAN AMERICAN/CAUCASIAN MEN AND WOMEN ages 20s-70s to portray 1960s Funeral Mourners for the new EPIX series GODFATHER OF HARLEM!

-Shoot date will be Friday January 11th OR Tuesday January 15th (must have full day/night availability). Interior work, current season. Wardrobe fitting is Tuesday 1/8 or Wednesday 1/9 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
-Availability for fitting date 1/8 or 1/9
-Availability for work date 1/11 & 1/15
-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 MOURNER”

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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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