Casting for feature film ‘Careful What You Wish For’ starring Isabel Lucas and Nick Jonas

 Careful What You Wish For Casting Calls

“Careful What You Wish For” filming runs from April 22nd through May 24, 2013.
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Troika Pictures and Hyde Park Entertainment in association with Myriad Pictures and Merced Media Partners are in pre-production on the thriller feature film “Careful What You Wish For”, which will begin shooting April 22, 2013. Filming will take place in Charlotte, NC and the towns of Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville and Belmont. Lake Norman will be the centerpiece of the the film’s locations. Casting directors are holding auditions for the films co-starring, and supporting roles. There will be additional speaking roles cast in North Carolina, as well as the film’s stand-ins, photo-doubles, and extras. There will be a number of speaking and non-speaking roles for female teens, and some male teens who can portray high school students. Out-of-town cast, crew and production staff will be living at the Birkdale Village in Huntersville during filming. Extras can register for free online, and film crew members and production staff are encouraged to submit resumes by email.

“Careful What You Wish For” is an edgy and sexy thriller that centers on self-conscious virgin Asheville high school student Doug Martin who gets more than he bargained for when he starts a torrid affair with Lana Harper – the gorgeous young, lonely wife of wealthy Charlotte investment banker Elliott Harper, who recently rents the upscale house next door to his parents vacation cabin on Lake Lure. After Elliot is found dead on his burned out boat, it is initially ruled an accident. But when it is discovered that he died of head trauma before getting burned, along with the existence of a $10 million life insurance policy, it rocks the sleepy vacation community. Although everyone in town has theories about the murder, Doug becomes under the suspicion of Allied Trust rookie insurance investigator Angie Alvarez, with only family friend and local Sheriff “Big Jack” to help prove his innocence. To make matters worse, Doug did repairs on Elliots boat that exploded, and Lana begins setting him up as a being a stalker who broke in, raped her, and killed her husband.

Starring in “Careful What You Wish For” is Australian award winning actress Isabel Lucas playing the role of Lana Harper, the cheating wife of abusive Elliott Harper. Lucas attended the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. She won a Logie Award in the category of Most Popular New Female Talent for the Australian soap opera “Home and Away”. Lucas has played the mainstream roles of Alice in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” Alison Bromley in “Daybreakers,” Athena in “Immortals,” and Erica Martin in “Red Dawn”. She recently completed filming “Knight of Cups” starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, as well as “The Loft,” starring Karl Urban and James Marsden. Joining the cast is two-time Teen Choice Awards winner Nick Jonas as Doug Martin. In addition to being a Disney Channel superstar as a member of the Jonas Brothers, Nick recently returned to his Broadway acting roots in 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in the hit revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.

Award winning filmmaker Elizabeth Allen is directing from a screenplay written by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz. Allen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University (thus the character of Cornell in “Careful What You Wish For”). She then attended graduate school at the University of Southern California where she was awarded the Jack Nicholson Directing Scholarship as the most promising director of her class. She previously directed the 20th Century Fox feature films “Aquamarine” starring Emma Roberts, and “Ramona and Beezus” starring Selena Gomez. Allen has also directed numerous television series episodes on shows such as “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “90210,” and “Emily Owens M.D.” Allen is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America. This is Chris Frisina’s first feature film screenplay after serving a producer on several films. Gregg Hurwitz has written 7 episodes of the ABC series “V”, the screenplay for the in-development Warner Bros. Pictures feature film “Expulsion,” and the novels “They’re Watching,” and “Legacy”.

Troika Pictures Robert Stein (co-CEO), Michael Helfant (co-CEO), and Bradley Gallo (Head of Production and Development) are producing “Careful What You Wish For”. Philip M. Cohen (CFO) will executive produce for Troika. Stuart Brown, Raj Singh, and Kevin Frakes will executive produce for Merced Media Partners – a strategic partnership targeting investments in approximately 15 films per year. Merced Media’s initial slate of pictures includes “Every Secret Thing,” the Amy Berg-directed film starring Elizabeth Banks; “Chained” starring Ryan Phillippe; and the recently completed Ron Howard directed “Rush” starring Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. Also producing is Hyde Park International CEO Ashok Amritraj. Hyde Park – ImageNation have partnered on a $250 million financing deal to develop, produce and distribute feature films.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of North Carolina and in the United States.

The 2013 North Carolina Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 North Carolina and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• North Carolina Child Performer Labor Law Information
• North Carolina Youth Employment Certificate Instructions
• North Carolina Youth Approval To Work Late Hours Form
• North Carolina Minor Intention To Employ Form
• North Carolina Dept. of Labor Rules and Regulations Relative to Employment of Children under 16 Years of Age.
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• Links for Child Labor Information

In addition to the following North Carolina Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• North Carolina Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Extras Casting Directors List
• North Carolina Talent Agents List
• North Carolina Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• North Carolina Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous North Carolina Resources
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guide

Both 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:

Orly Sitowitz
Sitowitz/Pianko Casting
7700 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406


Orly Sitowitz
Sitowitz/Pianko Casting
7700 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Extras Casting:


The production company for “Careful What You Wish For” is casting people of all types and ages to work as featured extras, general background performers, photo-doubles and stand-ins for the film’s stars. Talent in the Charlotte, North Carolina and residents of Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville and Belmont are especially welcome to register online for these fully paid positions. The shoot dates are from April 22nd to May 24th. In addition to stand-ins and extras, they are looking for a luxury convertible for one of the film’s stars to drive, and some other boats and vehicles. To be considered, fill out the online registration form below completely and upload a recent color photo:

“Careful What You Wish For” Extras Registration

Film Crew and Production Staff:


Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Charlotte, NC area (especially Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville and Belmont) can submit a resume to the following:


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.

CWYWF Production Office
19902 N. Cove Road
Cornelius, NC 28031

Troika Pictures
2019 S. Westgate Avenue
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Hyde Park Entertainment
Image Nation
14958 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Myriad Pictures
3015 Main Street
Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Merced Media Partners
601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Executive Producers: Kirk D’Amico, Stuart Brown, Raj Singh, Kevin Frakes, Dale Rosenbloom, Phillip Cohen

Producers: Robert Stein, Michael Helfant, Ashok Amritraj, Bradley Gallo

Writers: Chris Frisina, Gregg Hurwitz

Director: Elizabeth Allen


Isabel Lucas – Lena Harper
Nick Jonas – Doug Martin
Dermot Mulroney – Elliot Harper
Graham Rogers – Carson

Additional Roles:

Angie Alvarez (female, 30ish, insurance investigator) – To Be Cast
Brian Martin (Doug’s father) – To Be Cast
Jen Martin (Doug’s Mother) – To Be Cast
Emma Shalloway (teen girl, crushes on Doug)- To Be Cast
Jenny Davis (teen girl) – To Be Cast
Sheriff “Big Jack” (male, 60’s) – To Be Cast
Deputy Lem (male) – To Be Cast
Conell (teen party girl from Ashville) – To Be Cast
Richard (male, 50’s realtor, rents cabin to Harpers) – To Be Cast
Security Guard (male, Lake Lure Marina security) – To Be Cast


Teenager Doug Martin (Nick Jonas) makes an an annual summer trip to granddad’s lake house in upstate New York. However, this year’s trip turns dangerous when Doug finds himself embroiled in a passionate love affair with a sexy, older, married woman named Lena Harper (Isabel Lucas) who plans on killing her abusive husband and making Doug an accomplice.