Paramount Pictures film ‘World War Z’ casting calls in US and UK

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After a fierce bidding war with Warner Bros. Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have acquired movie rights to the Max Brooks novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.” Principal actor casting is currently taking place in Los Angeles, with additional casting to happen in the UK.

Filming on “World War Z” will take place in Malta, dubbed the “Hollywood of the Mediterranean”, and in the United Kingdom. Among the locations for the Malta portion of filming, which will last for three weeks starting mid-June 2011, are Valletta and the Three Cities area. The UK filming will begin in mid-July, 2011. Additional casting will happen in London and Malta.

Golden Globe Award nominee Marc Forster will direct “World War Z” from a screenplay written by J. Michael Straczynski, with rewrites by Matthew Michael Carnahan. David Ellison’s Skydance Productions will help fund the estimated $125 million budget for the film.

Brad Pitt will play the lead role of United Nations employee Gerry Lane, and Mireille Enos will play his wife, Karin Lane. The film will have a large cast which includes the Lane’s children, and another child named Tomas, who is an 11 to 13 year old boy of Hispanic descent, but raised in America. Also, a lead role of an African American girl named Rachel who is also 11 to 13 years of age, and is Gerry (Brad Pitt) and Karin’s daughter. A huge number of extras are expected to be cast in the UK.

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:

Tineka Becker
Casting Manager Paramount Pictures
“World War Z”
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(Tineka Becker is doing studio level casting, name star actors only)

Joseph Middleton
“World War Z” Casting
4250 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

New York:

Kathleen Chopin
“World War Z” Casting
12 W. 32nd Street
Suite 12
New York, NY 10001

London:

Kate Dowd
“World War Z” Extras
74 Wells Street
London W1T 3QG
UK

Extras Casting

London:

Christopher Villiers
Elizabeth McKechnie
Chuck Douglas
“World War Z” Extras
2020 Hopgood Street
W12 7JU London
UK

Malta:

Inquiries regarding working as an extra in Malta should be directed to the following:

Malta Film Commission
Caraffa Stores
Cottonera Waterfront
Vittoriosa BRG 1721
MALTA
info@mfc.com.mt
www.mfc.com.mt

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.

“World War Z” Production Office
Chobham Lane Chertsey
Surrey, KT16 0EE
United Kingdom

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Plan B Entertainment
9150 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 350
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Apparatus
6533 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 411
Hollywood, CA 90028

Skydance
3100 Donald Douglas Loop North
Hanger Two
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Producers:

Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Brad Simpson
Colin Wilson

Director:

Marc Forster

Starring:

Brad Pitt – Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos – Karin Lane
Anthony Mackie – TBA

Story:

“World War Z” tells the story of United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he attempts to halt a rampant worldwide Zombie pandemic. With military forces collapsing and governments becoming nonfunctional, Gerry must head out into a hellish and gruesome new world to find allies in his cause. In each country he visits, he learns new information about the origin and habits of the Zombies (or Z’s as they’re now called) and begins to build a plan to annihilate them. Throughout his journey, Gerry yearns to be rejoined with his wife Karin (Mireille Enos) and two daughters. But there’s something he must do first. Save the human race.

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