Casting calls underway for ‘Dark Places’ starring Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult

Dark Places Casting Calls

“Dark Places” will shoot in Louisiana beginning August, 2013.
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Updated 8-1-2013 New Day player casting call information posted below.

The major mystery thriller feature film “Dark Places” is now set to begin production this August, 2013 in Shreveport. Casting calls are going out for the remaining lead and supporting roles, and smaller speaking roles will continue to be cast through July and early August. The extras will be cast locally when filming begins and will continue throughout production. The movie is based on the mystery novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, and is about a woman forced to re-face the massacre of her family over two decades before.

“Dark Places” centers on the protagonist Libby Day. When her mother and two sisters are killed in 1985, 7 year-old Libby testifies against her older brother Ben, who is convicted for the murders. Twenty years later in present day, Libby is still haunted by that tragedy which has colored her life. Out of money and options, she cynically agrees to meet Lyle and the crime buffs in his “Kill Club,” intending to make some quick money off her sensationalistic case. But as Lyle inspires her to question her past assumptions about that fateful night, it’s no longer about the money. Libby begins to investigate the murders in earnest, a perilous endeavor that could prove hazardous to her health.

Starring in “Dark Places” is Academy Award winner Charlize Theron playing the role of Libby Day. Theron signed on back in February after talks with Amy Adams fell through. She is currently finishing up shooting on the Universal Pictures feature film “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” starring alongside Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. Also starring in “Dark Places” is People’s Choice Awards winner Chloë Grace Moretz playing the role of Diondra, who is the object of affection for Libby’s brother Ben. Moretz is wrapping up shooting the indie feature film “Laggies” in Seattle. Rounding out the first three roles cast is three-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Nicholas Hoult playing Lyle, the treasurer of the Kill Club. Hoult is winding down production on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

French filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct from an adapted screenplay that he wrote himself. Paquet-Brenner’s feature film directorial/writing credits include “Pretty Things” starring Marion Cotillard, “Walled In” starring Mischa Barton, and “Sarah’s Key” starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Charlize Theron will produce for her production company Denver & Deliah. Also producing is Matthew Rhodes and Cathy Schulman for Mandalay Vision, Peter Safran for The Safran Company, with Stéphane Marsil and A.J. Dix co-producing. Exclusive Media Group’s Alexander Yves Brunner will executive produce along with Nicolas Veinberg and Matthias Ehrenberg.

Casting Call Details

Vicky Boone, casting director for “Parkland,” “Tree of Life,” and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, is currently casting day player roles for the SAG Feature film Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz and Nicholas Hoult. Auditions and shoot will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana. Production will run late August to early October 2013.

Auditions: August 5-7 in Shreveport, LA

You do not have to be SAG to submit for this project.

Please read the descriptions below carefully before submitting yourself.

[FREDERICK BAKER LOOK-A-LIKE] Male, 20s-40s, Caucasian. A live-action role player who is dressed up as Frederick Baker, a murderer from 1860s England. Tall and thin. A threatening elegance. Sneaky. Creepy. He greets guests arriving at a convention.

[BOB BERDELLA] Male, 30-45. A live-action role player who is dressed up as serial killer –Robert Berdella, “The Kansas City Butcher”. Actor should closely resemble Bob Berdella. Probably a little over-weight and bulky. *Reference:

[WAREHOUSE GIRL] Female, 18-22. A stoner girl hanging out with her pothead boyfriend at an abandoned warehouse, the hangout for the town’s misfits. Thin, maybe Fairuza Balk-like.

[GUITARIST]  Male, 20-25. Actor needs to be a really good guitarist with a grungy, rock look.

[HOMELESS MAN] Male, 50+. Hard-living, homeless look.

[US MARINE] Male, 40-55. Grey hair. Big and burly. Imposing. White-haired man with a US Marine tattoo.

This project is SAG Scale.

When you submit yourself, please send TWO recent photos of yourself (one close-up of your face; one 3/4 or full body), and a resume, if you have one. If you are submitting yourself for the guitarist, please send a link to a sample of your playing.


All talent MUST and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2013 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, teens, children, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the state of 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
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• 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 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Wittney Horton
Carmen Cuba Casting
846 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Building A, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Extras Casting



Extras casting calls and registration information will be posted here. Check back.

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.

Mandalay Vision
4751 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Denver & Deliah
9220 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 305
W. Hollywood, CA 90069

Safran Company
8748 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Exclusive Media
9100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 401 East
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Hugo Productions
5/7 rue Saint Augustin
Paris 75002

3 rue de Montyon
Paris 75002


Cathy Schulman
Stéphane Marsil
Beth Kono
Peter Safran
Guy East
Nigel Sinclair
Matthew Rhodes
AJ Dix


Gilles Paquet-Brenner


Charlize Theron – Libby Day
Chloë Grace Moretz – Diondra
Nicholas Hoult – Lyle
Shannon Kook – Young Trey


A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day as years later, her brother, the suspect, tries to prove his innocence.


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