‘Watsons Go To Birmingham’ Casting Call Seeking African Americans

Project Casting

Casting directors are now casting for the upcoming feature film “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”. Walden Media has recently come aboard to produce “Watsons Go to Birmingham,” based on Christopher Paul Curtis’ novel. Project will be produced as a TV movie for Hallmark Channel.

Story behind “Watsons Go to Birmingham” revolves around a nine-year-old boy whose family experiences one of the most chilling moments in America’s history: the burning of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church, in Birmingham, Ala., during the summer of 1963, that led to the historic March On Washington, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Production starts in April, in Atlanta, with Kenny Leon (“Steel Magnolias,” “Raisin in the Sun”) directing from a script by Lee.

‘Watsons Go To Birmingham’ Casting Call Information

Extras Casting Atlanta recently posted the following casting call on their Facebook Page for the upcoming feature film “The Watson Go to Birmingham”:
For the feature film ‘The Watson Go To Birmingham’ we are currently looking for African American teens and men and women – generally 16 – 80’s available for various shoot days later in April and available for a quick wardrobe fitting tomorrow in Atlanta – times are flexible tomorrow — Must have nature hair, no shaved heads, no dye – no tattoos etc… please send a clear VERY recent photo as in within the last few days so we can see exactly how your hair looks right now and all contact info to: [email protected]