The 20th Century Fox feature film “Alita: Battle Angel” will begin principal photography in Austin, Texas on October 17, 2016 and the casting directors are auditioning actors for various supporting speaking roles, and extras can now register also.
Set in the 26th century, “Alita: Battle Angel” takes place 300 years after a societal collapse caused by a major war. But in that society, it’s a technological dark age following a pinnacle of achievement far, far beyond where we are right now. It’s a post-apocalyptic world from a very high level with cyborg technology as just a way of life. People are augmented a lot as workers and so on, so being a cyborg is not unusual. The main character is a cyborg. She has an organic human brain, and she looks like she’s about fourteen years old. She has a completely artificial body and she’s lost her memory she’s found in a wreckage and she’s reconstituted by a cyber-surgeon who becomes her surrogate father.
Behind the Voice Actors Awards nominee Rosa Salazar plays the lead role of Alita. Salazar had been filming her role as Brenda in the 20th Century Fox feature film “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, however shooting has been delayed until after February, 2017 due to the injury suffered by Dylan O’Brien in March, 2016 during a stunt scene. Also starring in “Alita: Battle Angel” is Primetime Emmy Award nominee Mahershala Ali as Vector, two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, MTV Movie Award winner Ed Skrein as Zapan, and two-time Young Artists Award nominee Keean Johnson as Hugo.
Two-time ALMA Award winner Robert Rodriguez is directing “Alita: Battle Angel” from an adapted screenplay written by three-time Academy Award nominee James Cameron and Scream Award winner Laeta Kalogridis. The screenplay is based on the manga series “Alita: Battle Angel” by Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro. James Cameron is also producing along with Academy Award winner Jon Landau. Academy Award nominee David Valdes is serving as executive producer. “Alita: Battle Angel” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20, 2018.
“Alita: Battle Angel” Casting Call Details
The casting directors for “Alita: Battle Angel” are currently casting actors for various speaking roles through the local casting office in Austin, TX where filming will take place from October 17, 2016 through February 9, 2017. People interested in working as fully paid extras can also now register.
IMPORTANT: talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas and in the United States. The Austin Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the 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 Texas and the United States. You can download the eBook here: Austin Actors Resource Guide
Extras Casting Information
Adults of all ages and any ethnicity are needed to portray people of multiple cultures in a futuristic society. If selected, positions are paid. When submitting please include name, age, phone number, location, height/weight and attach plenty of clear, well-lit, high resolution current photos both close up AND full length. Please also include the following sizes:
▪ Shirt: Neck/Sleeve
▪ Chest or Jacket
E-mail email@example.com with the subject line “RODRIGUEZ EXTRA”
NOTE: When working on film, all electronic devices, including phones, will be collected for the entirety of the shoot day. Access likely limited to only one phone check in a 12 hour time period. Anyone uncomfortable with giving up electronic devices should not apply.
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
“Alita Battle Angel”
Riva Cahn Thompson
Beth Sepko Casting
1901 East 51st Street
Austin, TX 78723
Los Angeles, CA:
Michelle Wade Byrd
Betty Mae Casting
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Please print out the following form and include with your submission:
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and Austin. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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.
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Film Crew Members
Experienced film crew members available in Austin, TX can submit resumes to the following:
• Experienced Only – Carpenters, Painters, Plasterers: Bobcarlyle@me.com
• All other crew members and production staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
4900 Old Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Building 5A, Suite 20
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
1st Assistant Director:
Rosa Salazar – Alita
Mahershala Ali – Vector
Christoph Waltz – Dr. Dyson Ido
Ed Skrein – Zapan
Keean Johnson – Hugo
Feature film based on a graphic novel about a cyborg.