August 23, 2016

Casting Call For ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

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One of the mega projects undertaken by Oprah Winfrey, the movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, is based on a nonfiction novel by Rebecca Skloot with the same name. Teamed with Six feet Under and True Blood’s Alan Ball to come up with the production of a film which would be an adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s famous novel, Oprah Winfrey would be the protagonist, the daughter of Henrietta Lacks.

‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ is about a woman named Henrietta Lacks who had cervical cancer, but that wasn’t the major part of the story. The African American women’s immortal cell line HeLa came from her cervical cancer cells in 1951. These cells were harvested by unauthorized means and had created breakthroughs in medical industry apart from impacting a large number of human lives. Changing the field of medicine and many of the lives, forever, the cells will be a huge question mark when it would be the daughter of Henrietta Lacks trying to know about her mother. The chronicles will be through the eyes of Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah who would go through a lot to find out about her mother and how her cells were used for so long.

The ethical issues, the science and the emotions are very well depicted in the story itself and is expected to be a stand out nonfiction movie of all times.

About the Roles

Following are the roles required by the casting directors of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ for the movie:

1)     Caucasian Female

  • The age of the applicant must be between 20 –40 years
  • The weight required is 100-140 lbs
  • The height required is 5’5-5’9
  • The applicant’s hair must be chin length or shoulder length with natural colors
  • The shooting date is August 8th 2016
  • The subject line must be: FEMALE #1

2)     Caucasian Female

  • The age of the applicant must be between 20 – 40 years
  • The applicant must have long hair in natural colors
  • The height required for the role is 5’4-5’7
  • The weight required is 100-125 lbs
  • The shoot date is August 08th 2016
  • Subject line: FEMALE #2

3)     Asian Female

  • The age of the applicant must be between 20-40 or early 40’s
  • The applicant must have long hair and in natural colors
  • There aren’t any height or weight requirements, however the applicant must be of slim build
  • The shoot date is August 08th 2016
  • Subject line: FEMALE #3

4)     Featured Roles- Males

  • African American males are required for various background roles
  • Ages must be between 18 – 30 years
  • The candidates would be working for the flash back scenes from the 1950’s from a rural town
  • The men must have longer hair than regular and no fads
  • Shoot dates are August 08th 2016, August 09th 2016 and September 13th 2016
  • Subject Line: RURAL

5)     African American Baby Girl

  • The candidate must be 12 months old
  • The baby must have a medium or dark skin tone
  • The shoot date is August 23rd 2016 or September 13th
  • Subject Line: Baby Girl

6)     African American Baby Boy

  • The baby must be of 12 months of age
  • The shoot date is September 13th 2016
  • Subject Line: Baby Boy

Various Extra Roles

7)     Caucasian Males

  • Ages of the applicants must be between 30 – 60 years
  • Shooting would be done for rural scene from the 1950’s
  • Long hair no fades, no haircut with uneven layers
  • Shoot date is August 08th 2016
  • Subject Line: 50’s Hair Male

8)     African American Females

  • Ages of the applicants must be between 18-30 years
  • Role requirement is for flashback scene3s from rural 1950’s
  • Actresses must have natural hair colors and styles without any extensions and weaves etc
  • Short hair or shoulder length hair would be ideal for the role
  • Shoot date is August 08th 2016
  • Subject Line: 50s Patient

9)     Caucasian Males

  • The age of the applicants must be between 18-60 years
  • The role requirement is that of a flashback scene from the 60’s
  • Actors must have long hair without any fades
  • Shoot date is August 30th 2016
  • Subject Line: 60s Hair Male

10)Caucasian Females

  • Ages of the applicants must be between 18-60 years
  • The role requirement is that of a flashback scene from the 1960’s
  • Females are required to have natural hair color without any dye or coloring technique used on them, also no need to have extensions etc
  • Short or shoulder length hair are required for the role
  • Then shoot date is August 30th 2016
  • Subject Line: 60s Hair Female

 

11)  Caucasian Females

  • Age of the applicants must be between 25-45
  • Role requirement is for a flashback scene from 1950’s, rural area
  • Females must have natural hair without any hair colors or extensions etc
  • Do not apply if you have long hair since the requirement is of short or shoulder length hair
  • The shoot date is August 08th 2016
  • Subject Line: 50s Hair Female

About Submissions

  • The applicants are supposed to send the following information via email:
  • Name (Legal)
  • Phone number
  • Actual age
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Top size
  • Shoe size
  • Pant size
  • City of location
  • Include photographs in good light and focus
  • 1 Face forward
  • 1 Full Body Shoot
  • 1 Medium Length
  • Apply only if you fit the descriptions for the roles
  • Apply if you are a local of Atlanta, Georgia or surrounding areas
  • Email to: extrascastingTM@gmail.com

Be a part of the historic adaptation with renowned cast and strong storyline. Who knows, this might just be the beginning of a lucrative career in the film industry for you!

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