20th Century Fox feature film ‘The Fantastic Four’ casting lead actors and hiring crew members

Update 1-24-2014: The story synopsis published here originated from Production Weekly issue number 844 (March 2, 2013) synopsis, NOT here, and it does NOT represent any official announcement by the production companies or 20th Century Fox regarding a storyline and/or synopsis for The Fantastic Four. The casting of Michael B. Jordan was FIRST posted at the LouisianaEntertainment.gov website.

Henry Street Productions and Marv Films in association with Genre Films are getting ready to begin shooting the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation superhero feature film reboot The Fantastic Four and casting calls for starring, co-starring, and supporting roles is taking place.

Auditions are being held in Los Angeles, and no official announcement has been made regarding any actors cast. Shooting will begin on March 24, 2014 and will take place in and around the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. The stand-ins and photo-doubles for the film’s stars, as well as general extras and featured background actors are being cast locally in Baton Rouge. Film crew members can email their resumes to the production office at Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge. This film was originally set to shoot in Vancouver, however the production was moved to Louisiana after lawmakers in the state rejected a bill that would have reduced subsidies to the entertainment industry.

The following story synopsis was reported in Production Weekly issue number 844 (March 2, 2013)…

“Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons.”

The only role cast so far is one that will apparently be played by Michael B. Jordan. Louisiana Entertainment has Jordan listed as being cast in the film here. Jordan’s star has been rising fast this past year, having starred in the critically acclaimed award winning film “Fruitvale Station”. He then went on to voice the comic book character Cyborg in the DC Entertainment feature film “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”. He recently starred opposite Zac Efron in “That Awkward Moment”, and is being mentioned to star in “Triple Nine” with Cate Blanchett and Casey Affleck. Reports have Miles Teller, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan being expected to screen test for roles by the end of January to determine cast chemistry.

Filmmaker Josh Trank will direct The Fantastic Four from a screenplay written by Jeremy Slater, with revisions and polishes by Simon Kinberg. Trank made his film directorial debut with the Twentieth Century Fox feature film “Chronicle”, which was made on a $12 million budget and raked in over $127 million at the box office. After completion of “The Fantastic Four”, Trank will direct the Warner Bros. feature film “The Red Star” based on the comic book by Christian Gossett. He is also attached to direct Sony Pictures film adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus”.

Two-time BAFTA Awards nominee Matthew Vaughn will produce The Fantastic Four for Marv Films. Writer Simon Kinberg will also produce under the banner of his production company, Genre Films. On December 5, 2013 Simon Kinberg signed a three year deal with 20th Century Fox. This will allow him to expand on “The Fantastic Four” and interlock the universes with “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, which he also wrote and produced. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation will handle worldwide distribution.

Actor Submission Information, Extras Casting Registration, and Crew Member Details

All talent, including minors and foreign actors, must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2014 Louisiana 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 Louisiana and in the United States:

• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• New Orleans Casting Directors List
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• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
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• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• 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 for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Ronna Kress
333 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

NOTE:

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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.

Example:

“Project Name”
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Baton Rouge:

Hank Langlois
Caballero Casting, LLC
9522 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

The Fantastic Four Extras Registration

Crew Members

Louisiana:

Experienced film crew members who are available to work in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area can submit resumes to the following:

henrystreetresumes@gmail.com

In the subject line put the position you are submitting for. Example – “FILM CREW: MAKUP ARTIST”

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

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.

Henry Street Productions
10000 Celtic Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Genre Films
1925 Century Park E
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Marv Films
6 Salem Road
2nd Floor
London W2 4BU
United Kingdom

20th Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Producers:

Matthew Vaughn
Simon Kinberg

Writers:

Simon Kinberg

Director:

Josh Trank

Starring:

Michael B. Jordan – Johnny Storm/Human Torch

Story:

Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons.

 

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