‘The Matrix 4’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role

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How to audition for a speaking role on ‘Matrix 4’.

The Matrix is one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. The Sci-Fi franchise created by The Wachowskis centers around the creation of artificial intelligence, which leads to a race of self-aware machines that have imprisoned humanity in a virtual reality system called ‘The Matrix’ and are used as a power source. Every so often, some of the prisoners break free and become a threat to the future of The Matrix.

The first movie was a critical and commercial hit. The production won four Academy Awards and became a pop-cultural phenomenon. The Matrix Reloaded was an even bigger hit movie becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film inhibitory. As of 2006, the film has generated $3 billion in revenue. Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed a fourthMatrix’ movie is in development with Lana Wachowski co-writing and directing and Keanu Reeves reprising their roles.

‘Matrix 4’

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Chad Stahelski worked as a stunt coordinator for several Wachowski productions including the Matrix trilogy. Stahelski mentioned the Wachowskis were working on a new Matrix movie. He would later retract his statement but, in August 2019, Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced the development of a fourth movie.

The ‘Matrix 4’ movie will have Lana Wachowski serving as co-writer, director, and producer on it. Lana will write the screenplay with David Mitchell and Aleksander Hemon, both of whom she worked within the Netflix series Sense8.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss were announced to be reprising their roles from the previous films, and in October 2019, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was also cast in a lead role.

The movie is set to begin filming in Chicago in February 2020.

But, how does someone land a role on ‘Matrix 4’?

 

According to IMDB, the movie’s casting is done by Carmen Cuba, who previously worked as a casting director on ‘Stranger Things’.

In a recent interview, Carmen Cuba shared tips for aspiring actors.  She says,  “I find that most kids actually have a singularity to them that isn’t actually represented in kid casting. I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like. We definitely did not want that. We all remembered our childhood selves and wanted to replicate the awkward transitional beauty we experienced.”

For a movie, this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here. You can also learn how to make it in the entertainment industry with our beginner’s guide here.

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