Warner Bros. is Now Hiring Kid Actors for the Fred Hampton Biopic

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Judas and the Black Messiah‘ is now casting kid actors in Cleveland, Ohio.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on December 13th in Cleveland, Ohio.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Looking for African American boys ages 6-12 to play in a “breakfast scene” on Friday, December 13th in the Cleveland area for the Warner Bros. production of “Untitled Fred Hampton Project.”

About “Judas and the Black Messiah”:

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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:

Warner Bros. Casting Call

Looking for African American boys ages 6-12 to play in a “breakfast scene” on Friday, December 13th in the Cleveland area for the Warner Bros. production of “Untitled Fred Hampton Project.”

Angelaboehmcasting is looking for African American boys ages 6-12 for one of the last scenes for the Warner Bros. film, “Untitled Fred Hampton Project.”
Pay is $10/hr with 8 hours guaranteed pay. Must be FULLY available on Friday, December 13th with no conflicts. Child must also be available for a fitting in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, December 11th, Thursday, December 12th or Friday, December 13th between 9am and 6pm if chosen.

Must Be as Follows:
–Not yet filmed for this project, “Untitled Fred Hampton Project”
–African American Males, ages 6-12
–Fully Available Friday, December 13th with no conflicts
–Parent or Legal guardian also fully available all day to be on set

To Submit:
Email: [email protected]
Subject: Breakfast Boys
–Full Name of Child and Parent’s Name
–Phone number
–City you reside
–Child’s age
–Child’s height
–2-3 photos of child, one full body, one close up, no one else in photo, no hats or sunglasses on – PHOTOS ARE SUBMITTED TO DIRECTOR, so please make sure they are good quality, as this serves as your child’s “audition” for this role. Must be current photo so cell phone pictures are fine as long as they adhere to the standards listed above.

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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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