The 20th Century Fox feature film “Alita: Battle Angel” is currently filming in Austin, TX and the current extras casting needs are posted below.
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 screeplay 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
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 get the eBook here: Austin Actors Resource Guide
• TOUGH LOOK – Men, ages 25-40, tough looking to play bodyguard.
• EDGY & HIP LOOK – Men and Women, all ages above 18. Especially welcome are people who like to skateboard and hang out at skate parks or people who frequent indie band concerts.
They are seeking NEW talent OR people who have only worked on the show once. you must be located within reasonable driving distance to Austin, Texas. These are fully paid positions, with opportunities for up to several days booking depending on role and looks. When submitting please include name, phone number, city where you are located, 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 WAIST/INSEAM
-CHEST or JACKET SHOE
E-mail [email protected] with the subject line “RODRIGUEZ EXTRA”. Please state in the body of your email submission which role you are submitting for.
Please print out the following form and include with your submission: Extras Registration Form
NOTE: 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)
“Alita Battle Angel”
Riva Cahn Thompson
1901 East 51st Street
Austin, TX 78723
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Austin. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents in the Austin Actors Resource Guide. 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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Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
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:
Christoph Waltz – Dr. Dyson
Mahershala Ali – Vector
Ed Skrein – Zapan
Rosa Salazar – Alita
Eiza González – TBA
Lana Condor – Koyomi
Marko Zaror – Ajakutty
Keean Johnson – Hugo
Elle LaMont – Screwhead
Rachel Prieto – CGI Cyborg Hero
Feature film based on a graphic novel about a cyborg.