Columbia Pictures online open casting call for “The Smurfs” seeking boy and girl for Lead Roles

*** Casting has been completed ***

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation are currently conducting an international talent search for an 8-10 year old girl and a 13-16 year old boy to star in the upcoming big screen movie “The Smurfs”.

Raja Gosnell has signed on to direct the film. Gosnell is best known for directing “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” in addition to last year’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” all of which combined live actors and settings with photo-realistic animated talking animals.

“The Smurfs” will also be a live action/animated hybrid film and will be released in 3D and 2D formats on Dec. 17, 2010.

To be considered for the film, go to the following website and follow the steps to upload your audition video:

ALL ActorCast submissions will be reviewed by the show’s casting directors. It is free to audition. is the ONLY website that you can upload your audition video for this project, so beware of any other website’s claims of casting for this pilot. If you are selected from your audition video, you will be flown to either Los Angeles or New York to screen test. Filming begins in New York City in October, 2009.

Principal Actor Casting:

David Rubin
Richard Hicks
Firefly Casting
6333 W. 3rd St.
Ste. 900, Room 915
Los Angeles CA 90036

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Columbia Pictures
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

in association with

Sony Pictures Animation
9050 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Executive Producers:

Ben Haber
Paul Neesan


Jordan Kerner


Raja Gosnell


Sophie and her brother Sam discover that the doll her dad brought home from Belgium is actually a living, breathing Smurf. And not just any Smurf – Clumsy Smurf! Sophie tries to get her mom and dad to embrace Clumsy as a member of the family, but ultimately realizes what he really wants is to reunite with his fellow Smurfs.