New Line Cinema official open casting call details for ‘Rock of Ages” lead role

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Update 4-4-2011: Mexican star Diego González Boneta has been cast to play the role of singer-guitarist Drew Boley. Boneta is a Mexican singer and actor. He is best known for playing Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and recurring character Javier Luna in the spin-off series 90210.

New Line Cinema has already issued a national American and Canadian online open casting call and talent search for the upcoming feature film production of the Broadway Play “Rock of Ages,” and has now scheduled an in-person open casting call in Los Angeles for the film’s lead role.

Two time Primetime Emmy award nominated Adam Shankman will serve as Producer, Director, and Choreographer. New Line Cinema and Shankman are conducting an extensive talent search for male actors between 18-25 who have a “real genuine Rock ‘n’ Roll singing voice” and great on-stage movement. American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis played the lead role of Drew Boley on Broadway to fantastic reviews, and has expressed his displeasure with the studios choice not to cast him in the film version.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2011. The shooting locations will be in Los Angeles and Miami. Warner Bros. Pictures will handle the film’s distribution.

Open Casting Call Details

NOTE: Central Casting is NOT casting this lead role for “Rock of Ages,” but rather are assisting the principal actor casting directors with the open casting calls. Central Casting is however, handling the extras casting for the Los Angeles portion of filming.

Both unrepresented talent, and talent signed with agents can attend the open casting call, or submit online via the instructions below.

Here is what the studio is seeking:

[DREW FOLEY] Male, 18-25 years of age. Super handsome leading man looks and a nice guy, despite the tough-guy duds, Drew is an aspiring rocker, a talented singer/guitarist who’s already working with a band. Immediately smitten by the lovely and naive, yet talented Sherrie, he’s currently working behind the scenes at the legendary Bourbon Room, stoked when he finally gets a chance to open for a major star. Later, a mortified Drew is signed by a manager who insists on turning him into the next homogenized teeny bopper.

You will be asked to sing 16 bars each from the following songs (click on the song title to download the lyrics):

Foreigner – “Waiting For a Girl Like You

Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock

Where:

Central Casting
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Click Here for directions.

When:

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00am- 3:00pm

If you are unable to attend the Los Angeles open casting call, you can go to the following video audition upload information website:

New Line Cinema “Rock of Ages” Online Open Casting Call

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.

Los Angeles:

Juel Bestrop
Seth Yanklewitz
“Rock of Ages” Casting
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 133
Room 104
Burbank, CA 91522

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central, you must register in person.

Miami:

TBA

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.

New Line Cinema
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Material Pictures
9220 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Offspring Entertainment
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Corner Stone Entertainment
9615 Brighton Way
Suite 201
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Producers: Matthew Weaver, Scott Prisand, Jennifer Gibgot, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Hillary Weaver, Jenno Topping, Janet Billig

Director:Adam Shankman

Starring:

Julianne Hough
Tom Cruise
Mary J. Blige
Alec Baldwin
Russell Brand
Catherine Zeta-Jones 

Stoy:

The storyline takes place at a Sunset Strip rock club called Rock of Ages, where a man and woman fall in love but get torn apart by the rock lifestyle. The show is propelled by signature ’80s rock anthems popularized by Journey, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and REO Speedwagon.


Rock Of Ages: Original Broadway Cast Recording
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