Friday, April 27, 2007

Casting call for 'Debaters' set for Boardwalk

Casting directors for “The Great Debaters” are holding an open casting call for extras and actors Saturday, April 28, at the Louisiana Boardwalk.

The casting call will take place between noon and 4 p.m. in the tenant space between Rue 21 and the Cajun Coffee House.

The movie, which stars Forest Whitaker and Denzel Washington, will begin shooting in northwest Louisiana during mid-May. Washington will also direct.

“The Great Debaters” is being produced by the Weinstein Company and Oprah Winfrey’s production company, Harpo Productions. The movie tells the story of a 1930s debate team from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Applicants are encouraged to bring a photograph of themselves. Casting directors will take a picture if one cannot be provided.

For more information, call the casting hotline at (318) 682-5679.

Photo credit: Forest Whitaker appears in a scene from the FX network television program "The Shield." (Gannett News Service, Prashant Gupta/FX/File)


Chris Lyon said...

Comments on everything but Denzel and Forest. I can't wait for this project to be finished. Oprah and Denzel on a producing gig together. I'm interested to see if Denzel will play the same role he has been for a while- if so, I imagine, Forest will play the principal of the school or something. I'll wait for the trailer.

Though, as a filmmaker, I'm excited to see Denzel wanting to set up base camp here. Did anyone else hear anything about a permanent installation of the Denzel production company in NWLA?

Chris Lyon said...

And when I say "I'm interested to see if Denzel will play the same role he has been for a while" I mean the last 20 years or so.