Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor, places urgent casting call for extras

13 February, 2013 by Brendan Swift

High-profile Western Australian feature Son of a Gun has placed an urgent casting call for extras including roles for prisoners/gangs, hired muscle/henchmen, a tactical response group, and Chinese people.

Son of a Gun marks Australian filmmaker Julius Avery's debut feature and centres on the relationship between a master criminal (Ewan McGregor) and his young protégé (Brenton Thwaites). The thriller also stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and is set to begin shooting in Perth shortly.

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The casting call, via talent website StarNow, says the prisoner/gangs should be mainly comprised of Aboriginal, Islander, Maori and Middle Eastern males aged 18-40 although the production is also looking for "tough looking guys of other nationalities" meeting the description of "well built, scars, tattoos, bikies, street look".

The hired muscle/henchmen should be male Australian, Italian and European gang member/organised crime types aged 20-45. Applicants for the tactical response group should be aged 18-50 and require gun handling experience, as well as being fit and with a strong presence. Finally, the casting call for Chinese people stipulates no acting experience is necessary, and applicants can be any gender, aged 18-99. 

Applications to play extras will be accepted for at least another month from February 10 (although a casting registration for prisoner/gangs was held on February 12). Payment is in line with Equity minimums. 

For more information go to www.starnow.com.au/Casting-Calls/Actors-wanted/Feature-film/urgent_casting_call_7.htm

Contact this reporter at bswift@if.com.au or on Twitter at @bcswift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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