UPDATE 11-30-2013: I am sad to report that Paul Walker died tragically in an automobile accident. Filming has been postponed indefinitely.
FF7 Productions in association with One Race Films and Original Film are now in production on the action crime thriller feature film “Fast & Furious 7”, and casting calls are underway in Atlanta, Georgia where filming is taking place. Fast & Furious 7 currently needs men between 23-25 years of age to work on the film on Wednesday Dec 4th, Thursday, Dec 5th, and Friday, Dec 6th for a three-day night shoot booking. Also needed is a Caucasian male late 20’s- mid 30’s to work in a featured role on Wednesday Dec 4th. Details below.
“Fast & Furious 7” will again focus on the characters of street racer and fugitive Dominic Toretto, former FBI agent turned criminal Brian O’Conner, and Diplomatic Security Service agent Dwayne Johnson. In “Fast & Furious 6” Dominic and company pursue and take down former British Special Forces soldier Owen Shaw and his crew. In a post-credits scene one of Dominic’s crew, Han Seoul-Oh, is killed in a car chase. The driver of the other car walks away and places a phone call to Dominic and says, “You don’t know me, but you’re about to”. In “Fast & Furious 7” the voice from the call is introduced as Owen Shaw’s brother Ian… who is out for revenge.
Starring in “Fast & Furious 7” is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Vin Diesel returning as Dominic Toretto. Diesel is also set to star in the feature film “The Last Witch Hunter” beginning in February 2014, and “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” afterwards. Also returning is Teen Choice Awards winner Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner. Walker is currently filming “Brick Mansions”. Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Michelle Rodriguez will return as Letty Ortiz. Although two-time People’s Choice Awards nominee Dwayne Johnson is busy shooting “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” he will be reprising his role as Luke Hobbs in at least some capacity. English actor Jason Statham will play the protagonist role of Ian Shaw. Statham, who is very well known for playing the antihero, just wrapped shooting on “Homefront” starring opposite James Franco and Rachelle Lefevre. Kurt Russell has joined the cast in an unspecified role.
Taiwanese-born American film director Justin Lin, who directed the last four films in the franchise, did not return to direct “Fast & Furious 7”. Malaysian-born Australian filmmaker James Wan has been brought on board to direct from an original screenplay written by Chris Morgan based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. Although Wan is known for making horror films such as “Insidious” and “The Conjuring”, producer Neal H. Moritz stated, “He’s a terrific, terrific director at the top, top of his genre… when he came in and told us what his vision was, when he left the room we all looked at each other and said ‘That’s our director'”. Wan will be the 5th director in a film series that has grossed over $2.27 billion worldwide at the box office.
Vin Diesel is producing “Fast & Furious 7” under the banner of his production company One Race Productions. Primetime Emmy Awards nominee Neal H. Moritz will produce for Original Film. President of One Race Productions Samantha Vincent will serve as executive producer. Universal Pictures will handle domestic distribution. Universal Pictures International will distribute in various international markets. The scheduled release date for “Fast & Furious 7” is July 11, 2014.
“Fast & Furious 7” Casting Calls
The local casting directors in Atlanta are seeking the following types to work on the Universal Pictures feature film “Fast and the Furious 7”. Shooting will be in Atlanta, GA and you MUST provide your own transportation and accommodations. These are fully paid positions for general extras and a feature background actor. No prior experience working as an extra or actor is required.
The following are the types needed for people who have NOT have not previously worked on Fast 7:
[CAUCASIAN AND HISPANIC MALES] Ages 23-55. They are looking for Blue Collar Worker Types, Men with Character faces, Men with Tan Faces, Men with Muscles (to lift boxes), or Construction worker types. Talent MUST be available ALL THREE DATES: Wednesday Dec 4th, Thursday, Dec 5th, and Friday, Dec 6th. All three days ARE NIGHT SHOOTS.
If selected, you must also be available for a wardrobe fitting on Monday December 2, 2013 between 4pm-6pm in Atlanta.
To be considered, please follow these directions CAREFULLY:
If you are a Caucasian or Hispanic male that has not worked on Fast 7 previously, and you are available and interested in working on Fast 7, please submit 3 pictures, your height, weight, age, and phone number to Fast7ATL@gmail.com. Please use the subject: “BLUE COLLAR”.
The following is also needed for a FEATURED ROLE in Fast 7:
[CAUCASIAN MALE] Late 20’s- Mid 30’s with BRUNETTE HAIR to work in a featured spot on Wednesday December 4th (DAY SHOOT). They are looking for someone that is exactly 6’0 and between 180-185 lbs. The talent selected must be willing to grow out facial hair between now and WEDNESDAY.
To submit for the featured role, please submit 3 CURRENT pictures, your exact height, exact weight, age, and phone number to Fast7ATL@gmail.com. Please use the subject: “FEATURED MALE”
All talent must be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and in the United States.
The Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 Atlanta and in 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 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.
Engine Media Group
PO Box 1859
Venice, CA 90291
Fincannon & Associates
500-D Amsterdam Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
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.
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.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Jamie Lynn Catrett
Jennifer Rose Locke
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
To Be Announced – The Los Angeles extras casting calls will be posted here as soon as L.A. production commences.
Los Angeles or Atlanta
Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Atlanta or Los Angeles 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, and is either Atlanta or Los Angeles. For example, “Crew – Camera Department – Atlanta”.
ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS, THEY WILL BE DISCARDED.
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.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
11466 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
One Race Films
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
East Tower, Suite 333
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Neal H. Moritz
Vin Diesel – Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker – Brian O’Conner
Dwayne Johnson – Luke Hobbs
Jason Statham – Ian Shaw
Michelle Rodriguez – Letty Ortiz
Tyrese Gibson – Roman Pearce
Jordana Brewster – Mia Toretto
John Brotherton – Sheppard
Kurt Russell – TBA
After Dominic Torreto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge. The story will feature the locations of Los Angeles, Tokyo and the Middle East.