Forest Whitaker’s ‘Godfather of Harlem’ Open Casting Call

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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)

EPIX series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker is now casting in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming between September 2018 through March 2019 in New York City.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking people to portray 1963 African American residents of Harlem for new Epix series GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Men must be ok with getting a 1963 haircut, if necessary. Everyone must be ok working around smoke. No dreds, no braids, no extensions, only “natural-looking” hair colors.

About Godfather of Harlem:

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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)

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 in the upcoming EPIX series, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Godfather of Harlem Casting Call

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking people to portray 1963 African American residents of Harlem for new Epix series GODFATHER OF HARLEM. Men must be ok with getting a 1963 haircut, if necessary. Everyone must be ok working around smoke. No dreds, no braids, no extensions, only “natural-looking” hair colors. Costume fittings begin in Brooklyn this week. Filming September 2018-March 2019 in NYC. Email name, union status (SAG-AFTRA or NonUnion), phone number, height, weight, clothing & shoe sizes, with current, clear photos to [email protected] This is for PAID extra work.

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

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