The Summit Entertainment action thriller feature film “Snitch” is set to film in Shreveport, LA beginning December 3, 2011 and auditions for the films lead and supporting roles is underway. The main roles are being cast in Los Angeles and New York, and smaller speaking roles will be cast locally in Louisiana. All of the film’s extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be hired in Louisiana.
The lead roles cast so far include Dwayne Johnson starring as suburban father John Mathews, whose teenage son is sentenced to 30 years under mandatory minimum drug laws. In order to have his son’s sentence reduced, the father goes undercover to rat out a powerful drug dealer. Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon plays a U.S. Attorney and Michael Kenneth Williams plays DEA agent Billy Cooper. Jon Bernthal plays the role of seasoned gangster Daniel.
Ric Roman Waugh will direct and write “Snitch” from an original screenplay written by BAFTRA Film Award nominated scribe Justin Haythe. The film was inspired by a PBS “Frontline” documentary detailing recent shifts in U.S. drug laws toward federal mandatory sentencing minimums and how these shifts had, in turn, forced the guilty to snitch on others. Waugh is a long time accomplished and respected stunt performer turned director. His directorial credits include “In the Shadows” and “Felon”.
Alex Brunner and Nigel Sinclair will produce “Snitch” for Exclusive Media Group, Guy East is producing for Spitfire Pictures, and Dany Garcia producing for White Buffalo Entertainment. Dwayne Johnson will also produce. Summit Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution rights to the film.
Open Casting Call Details
The extras casting director in Shreveport, Louisiana is holding an open casting call for people located within reasonable driving distance of the area who are interested in working as fully paid extras in the film. Also needed are stand-ins for Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon. Here is what is needed:
• Stand-In for Dwayne Johnson. Bald or shaved head, 6′ 5″ tall. Experience preferred.
• Stand-In for Susan Sarandon. Brunette, 5’7″ tall.
• African American older men and women.
• Elderly Hispanic Women.
• Mixed ethnicity men and women.
• Warehouse Workers. Comfortable around warehouse, construction work, fork lifts etc.
• People to play DEA Agents, SWAT Team, Cops.
• People to play Paramedics, Reporters, Court House Employees.
• Upscale neighbors and restaurant patrons.
• Two real Mens Softball Teams.
• Jail Guards and Prisoners.
• Hispanic/Latino Males. All ages including children, teens, and adults to play gang members, thugs, Mexican gunman, young lookouts, etc.
• African American Males. All ages including children, teens, and adults to play gang members, thugs, Mexican gunman, young lookouts, etc.
Daleʼ Talent Agency
725 Milam Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Click Here for directions.
Saturday November 19, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Please bring a recent color 4×6 snapshot of yourself, along with all clothing sizes including shoe and hat, and all contact information including phone number.
If you can’t attend the open casting call, you can email a recent color photo, your name, address, cell and home phone numbers, email address, age, ethnic appearance, gender, height, weight, eye color, hair color to the following:
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Elizabeth Coulon, CSA
Coulon Casting, Inc.
1215 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bam Casting, L.L.C.
601 Dodd Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107
Experienced film crew members can submit resume to the following:
Put “Snitch Crew Submission” in the subject line. This is for film crew members only. Absolutely NO actor submissions will be considered through this email address.
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.
Sherman Oaks, CA
1630 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Exclusive Media Group
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
331 Foothill Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 401 E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
White Buffalo Entertainment
New York, NY 10007
Ric Roman Waugh
Dwayne Johnson – John Mathews
Susan Sarandon – U.S. Attorney
Michael Kenneth Williams – Billy Cooper
Jon Bernthal – Daniel
John Mathews (Dwayne Johnson) runs a construction business and recently took out a loan to finance his bid to become the only distributor in the Midwest with its own hauling fleet. But when his son, Jason, is arrested after receiving a package containing 2000 ecstasy pills and is faced with a ten-year mandatory minimum sentence, John risks it all. He convinces an abitious U.S. attorney ambitious who believes that a drug bust can help her political career and DEA officer Billy Cooper (Michael Kenneth Williams) to let him go undercover to roust out a major drug dealer in exchange for a reduction in his son’s sentence. John’s employee, Karl Gibbons, hooks John up with Malik, and John sells him on the idea of using his truck fleet to smuggle cocaine. Cooper and the cops fail to bust Malik, however, and John gets impatient. Cooper and the U.S. attorney want to know the identity of Malik’s supplier and want John to play a waiting game. Their gamble pays off when Malik introduces John to supplier Juan Carlos. John agrees to transport drug money for Juan Carlos across the border, but he knows that he’ll be killed. He gives the DEA the slip and has Karl confront Malik at gunpoint to get Juan Carlos’s phone number, which leads the DEA directly to him. John eludes Mexican thugs and suffers a bullet wound, but the authorities nab Juan Carlos and Malik, and Jason’s set free. Karl gets a $100k reward while John and family relocate and start fresh with a new name.