National talent search for kids through adults to star in ‘Unknown Soldier’

Unknown Soldier National Talent Search

“Unknown Soldiers” is scheduled to hit theaters in April, 2013
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The directors (Bandito Brothers) and casting director for the major feature film “Unknown Soldier” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger are conducting a national talent search for African, African-American, or mixed ethnicity – African-American and another. They are seeking kids 6-10 tears of age, and adults 18-80, both males and females. No acting experience is necessary, but some dance, theatre or acting experience may be helpful. Those interested can attend a scheduled open casting call or submit via email. Filming on The Unknown Soldier is set to begin in June.

Golden Globe award winner Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career has been officially revived after taking a short hiatus to play governor of California. He recently starred in “The Expendables 2,” he shot “The Last Stand” last fall for a January 18, 2013 release, and he’s re-teamed with Sylvester Stallone for the prison break flick “The Tomb” which is nearing the end of production in Louisiana.

Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, who are directors at the full service media company Bandito Brothers, will direct “Unknown Soldier” from a screen play originally written by Kevin Elders and Sergio Altieri. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” writer Skip Woods was brought in to rewrite the script which was originally titled “Black Sands”. McCoy and Waugh most recently directed Relativity Media’s blockbuster film “Act of Valor”, which cost $12 million to make and has grossed over $78 million worldwide.

Two-time Academy Award winner Albert S. Ruddy is producing “Unknown Soldier” under the banner of his company Albert S. Ruddy Productions. At the 45th Academy Awards, Clint Eastwood presented the 1972 Best Picture Oscar to Ruddy, the producer of “The Godfather.” Thirty-two years later, they would jointly accept the 2004 Best Picture Oscar at the 77th Academy Awards, along with fellow “Million Dollar Baby” co-producer Tom Rosenberg. Also producing is Bill Block and Paul Hanson of QED International. Executive producers are Max Leitman, Mike McCoy, and Scott Waugh.

Open Casting Call Details

Here is what the casting director is seeking:

“Unknown Soldier” will be filmed in Texas and New Mexico beginning in June, 2012. This casting call can be attended by anyone who fits the character descriptions, no appointment is necessary. The casting call will consist of a brief talk with a member of the casting team and possibly an interview on camera. Acting experience is not necessary and the production will provide compensation on the scale of professional actors.

All roles are for African, African-American, or mixed African-American and another. They are specifically looking for people with lean-to-medium muscular builds, and those who have been trained in any type of sport, dance, or martial arts or who have had other movement training.

• Children, ages 6–10
• Adult men, ages 18 – 80
• Adult Women, ages 18 – 80
• African or African-American pregnant women who are clearly showing
• African-American people will albinism


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6000 Pan American Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Saturday May 5, 2012
8:30am – 1:30pm and 4:30pm – 7:30pm

If you can not make it to the open casting call, you can submit a recent color photo, resume (if available), all contact information, your location, and what role or category you are submission for. Email your submission to:

Put “African American Talent Search” in the subject line of your email.

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.

Vicky Boone Casting
1901 E 51st Street
Red Building
Suite 106
Austin, TX 78723

Extras Casting

Sarah Dowling Casting
1617 S. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78704

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.

Albert S. Ruddy Productions
1180 S Beverly Drive
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Bandito Brothers
3115 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

QED International
1800 N Highland Ave
5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Max Leitman
Mike McCoy
Scott Waugh
Bill Block
Daniel Grodnik
Paul Hanson
Albert S. Ruddy


Mike McCoy
Scott Waugh


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