‘Divergent’ sequel film ‘Insurgent’ stand-ins casting calls

The major feature film sequel to Divergent is prepping for a May 27 start date and casting directors have sent out casting calls seeking stand-ins for Kate Winslet, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and other actors.

Red Wagon and Mandeville are in pre-production on the feature film Insurgent, set to film in Atlanta from May 27 through mid-September, 2014. Additional filming will take place in Chicago and Los Angeles. The stand-ins being sought will work throughout the film, on the same dates as the actor who they are standing in for.  A stand-in for film and television is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming, for technical purposes such as lighting.

Insurgent continues the story of  Tris Prior, who, together with her mentor turned boyfriend, the mysterious Four, must fight to find justice – and answers – after the death of her parents and the apparent destruction of the faction system. Haunted by her actions, Tris continues her quest for revenge against the tyrannical Jeanine Matthews. Golden Globe Award nominee Shailene Woodley returns as Tris. Also returning are Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, two-time MTV Movie Awards nominee Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Theo James, and Zoë Kravitz.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards nominee  Robert Schwentke will direct Insurgent from an adapted screenplay written by Brian Duffield with revisions by Academy Award winner Akiva Goldman, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Producers are Academy Award winner Douglas Wick, BAFTA Awards nominee Lucy Fisher, and Pouya Shabazian. Academy Award nominees Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will executive produce, along with Barry Waldman. Insurgent is slated for a March 20, 2015 theatrical release.

Insurgent Casting Call Details

The film’s casting director in Atlanta is seeking local talent to work as stand-ins on the feature film Insurgent for the actors listed below. You must fit exactly the physical stats of the actor that you are submitting for. Stand-ins work directly under the cinematographer and are members of the film crew. Stand-ins work closely with the director and actors that they are standing in for, therefore a very high level of professionalism is required.

Theo James
Hispanic Male
Late 20′s to 30′s
175 lbs
Brown Eyes
Starts Work: End of May to Mid September
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: TJ SI

Kate Winslet
Caucasian Female
30′s to Early 40′s
135 lbs
Blonde Hair, Little past shoulder
Blue Eyes
Starts Work: End of July to Mid August
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: KW SI

Zoe Kravitz
Light-Skinned African American Female
Early to Mid 20′s
(Will consider other ethnicities)
100-108 lbs
Shoulder length hair
Starts Work: End of July to Mid September
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: ZK SI

Ansel Elgort
Caucasian Male
Early to Mid 20′s
Dirty Blonde to Brunette Hair
180 Lbs
Brown Eyes
Hair has a little length (Approx 1 inch)
Starts Work: End of July to Mid September
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: AE SI

Miles Teller
Caucasian Male
Brunette Hair
Green to Hazel Eyes
Hair has a little length (1.5 inches)
Starts Work: End of July to Mid September
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: MT SI

Jai Courtney
Caucasian Male
20′s to 30′s
Blonde Hair
195 Lbs
Blue Eyes
Starts Work: End of July to Mid September
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: JC SI

Caucasian Female
30′s to 40′s
Curly & Long Dark Hair
Dress Size 8-14
Starts work tomorrow for 1 Day
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: Publicist SI

Caucasian Male
Early 40′s-50′s
6’2, Fit
Hair: Brown & Grey Mix
Starts work tomorrow for 1 Day
You MUST put the following in the SUBJECT LINE of your email submission: Host SI

To apply for a stand in position:

Please submit three recent color pictures (headshot, full-length, and full-length profile shot), your height, weight, age, location, and availability to the following:

Use the subject provided at the bottom of each description.
Please include any stand in experience in the submission.
STAND IN RATE: $140 for 12 hours.


All stand-ins must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Mary Vernieu
Venus Kanani
Betty Mae Inc.
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras and Stand-Ins Casting


Jennifer Rose Locke
CL Casting
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Extras casting call details will be posted here.

Crew Members


Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in Atlanta, GA can email resumes to:


In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, “Crew – Camera Department”. Also make sure to state your location in the body of your email.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Insurgent Production Office 1
3110 Maple Drive NE
3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30305

Insurgent Production Office 2
1144 Mailing Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Red Wagon
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Hepburn Bldg.
Culver City, CA 90232

500 S. Buena Vista Street
Animation Bldg.
2G Burbank, CA 91521

Executive Producers:

Todd Lieberman
David Hoberman
Barry Waldman


Doug Wick
Lucy Fisher
Pouya Shabazian


Brian Duffield
Akiva Goldman (revisions)
Veronica Roth (novel)


Robert Schwentke


Shailene Woodley
Theo James
Kate Winslet
Jai Courtney
Zoë Kravitz
Miles Teller
Ansel Elgort


One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose
by doing so.


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