Robert Pattinson film 'Water for Elephants' extras casting call sparks false rumors
April 13, 5:49 PMLA Acting Auditions ExaminerAlan Baltes
Water for Elephants open call
'Water for Elephants' script is 'sensational,' says Christof Waltz
*** Important Update ***
A wild rumor has spread all over the internet that this casting call is to "Star with Robert Pattinson". This rumor is FALSE. The casting notice was NOT posted by the films producers, rather it was posted by the film's contracted EXTRAS casting director, Sande Alessi. These are NON-SPEAKING roles. The production company will not provide transportation or accomodations for extras. Please read the following post before working as an extra:
Background Actor (Extras) Guidelines
Fox 2000 Pictures and Flashpoint Entertainment are in pre-production for the feature film Water for Elephants, which will pair Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Water for Elephants is based on a historical novel by Sara Gruen. The novel centers on Jacob Jankowski and his experiences in a travelling circus called The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Gruen originally wrote the novel as part of National Novel Writing Month. Richard LaGravenese is penning the screenplay.
I am Legend director Francis Lawrence will helm Water for Elephants. Lawrence is well known for directing music videos for big name artists such as Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Will Smith, Sarah McLachlan. He is repped by CAA.
Water for Elephants is told as a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a ninety or ninety-three year-old man who lives in a nursing home. Robert Pattinson plays young Jacob Jankowski, and Reese Witherspoon will play the role of Jacob's love interest and star performer with the circus, Marlena Rosenbluth.
The film is set to go before the cameras on May 17, 2010 in the Los Angeles, Fillmore, and Santa Paula, CA areas. The extras casting director, Sande Alessi is holding an open casting call on April 17th to find background performers who fit some specific physical traits needed.
Details about the open casting call can be found on the following blog post:
Water for Elephants Open Extras Casting Call
For more info:
The information on how actors can submit photos and resumes for principal speaking roles can be found on the following site: Acting Auditions