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)