‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Cleveland Casting Call for a Prison Scene

Daniel Kaluuya
PALM SPRINGS - JAN 3: Daniel Kaluuya at the PSIFF Creative Impact Awards & "10 Directors to Watch" at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA - Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Judas and the Black Messiah‘ is now casting extras for a prison scene in Cleveland, Ohio.

Casting directors are now hiring actors, models, and talent to work on Monday, November 25th and November 26th in Mansfield, Ohio.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • African American and Caucasian Adult Males – Seeking new faces for prison scene. DO NOT submit if you have already filmed on the Warner Bros. feature film, “Untitled Fred Hampton Project”.
  • -Casting adult men 18+
  • -Must be fully available on days you are submitting for
  • -Must be available for a wardrobe fitting in downtown Cleveland Thur. or Fri. 11/21 or 11/22 (you are paid for 2 hrs time)
  • -Pay $10 an hour (for first 2 roles below)

About “Judas and the Black Messiah”:

The film titled JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH (formerly JESUS WAS MY HOMEBOY) is preparing to shoot in Cleveland this fall.

Daniel Kaluuya and his Get Out co-star Lakeith Stanfield to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy, a production that tells the true story of Fred Hampton, a Black Panther revolutionary, and activist who was assassinated in 1969.

Daniel Kaluuya will play Fred Hampton, an Illinois-born honors student who was active in the NAACP, brokered a non-aggression pact between two of Chicago’s gangs, coined the phrase “rainbow coalition,” and rose to prominence in the Black Panther Party on both the state and national level. Hampton was assassinated by the FBI and the Chicago Police Department at age 21 during a raid on his apartment.

Lakeith Stanfield will play William O’Neal, a car thief who had his charges dropped by becoming an FBI informant who worked his way into the Black Panthers, eventually becoming Hampton’s bodyguard and turning over a detailed layout of Hampton’s apartment to the authorities, which ultimately contributed to Hampton’s assassination. This film is said to “look at the rise and death of Hampton through O’Neal’s perspective.”

How to apply:

CASTING: African American and Caucasian Adult Males – Seeking new faces for prison scene. DO NOT submit if you have already filmed on the Warner Bros. feature film, “Untitled Fred Hampton Project”.

Where: THIS FILMING WILL BE IN MANSFIELD
When: Monday 11/25 & Tuesday 11/26

Details:
-Casting adult men 18+
-Must be fully available on days you are submitting for
-Must be available for a wardrobe fitting in downtown Cleveland Thur. or Fri. 11/21 or 11/22 (you are paid for 2 hrs time)
-Pay $10 an hour (for first 2 roles below)

Roles Available:
Guard: Caucasian Male age 22+

Prisoner: African American Male age 18+

Featured Prisoner:
African American Male 18+
Must be comfortable with no shirt, possibly underwear only.
Pay: $200 flat rate.
Must have NO tattoos, available Tuesday only. Makeup will be applied to look “beat up” and will appear shirtless in his cell. Possibility of wearing modesty belt, which will make the rate higher. Please do not submit if you are uncomfortable with any of the above-mentioned.

To submit:
Email: [email protected]
Subject: WB Prison Scene (insert day(s) available here)
Include:
–Full Name & role you’re applying for (Guard, Prisoner, Featured Prisoner)
–Phone number
–Height
–City where you live now
–Which days you are available for (Monday, Tuesday, or both)
–2-3 CLEAR photos of yourself only, no filters, sunglasses or hats or your submission will be deleted

Must have natural hair color, no dreads or braids, guards and prisoners…no visible tattoos that cannot be covered by clothing or makeup, as film takes place in the ’60’s*

Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls
Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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