Paramount Pictures feature film ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ auditions and casting calls

GI Joe Retaliation auditions

The Hasbro and Paramount Pictures science fiction-action film sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is now in production and the casting directors are casting for principal actor roles, supporting roles, day players, extras, photo doubles and stand-ins for the films stars. There will be a few days of shooting in Vancouver, BC from August 5th to August 9th, 2011. However the stars have been cast in Los Angeles, and the remainder of casting is taking place in New Orleans. Louisiana shooting will run from August 15, 2011 to November 24, 2011.

Jon M. Chu will direct “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” from a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of “Zombieland”. Reese and Wernick have worked closely with Hasbro throughout script development. John Chu directed the last 3 installments of Summit Entertainment’s film series “Step Up 2: The Streets,” “Step Up 3D,” and “Step Up 4”. Jon Chu is an alumni of the USC School of Cinema-Television. There, he won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award presented by the Anti-Defamation league, the Jack Nicholson directing award, and was recognized as an honoree for the IFP/West program “Project: Involve”.

Chief Operating Officer Brian Goldner will oversee production for Hasbro, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam will produce for Di Bonaventura Pictures. Herb Gaines will co-executive produce. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film, which is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 29, 2012.

The casting director is currently seeking Bi-Racial Female Twins between 6 – 9 years of age in the New Orleans area. Please submit a recent color snapshot of your twins ASAP to the following: [email protected]

Put “Bi-Racial Twins” in the subject line of your email, and make sure to include all contact information.

The following types are also being cast to work various days throughout filming:

• Stand-ins for the film’s stars.
• Military types, males and females 18+, any ethnicity.
• Secret Service types.
• General background of all ages and types, any ethnicity.

To be considered, register on the following website (there are no fees):

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” Extras Registration.

Note: Only a Second Unit team will be sent to Vancouver to shoot for 5 days, therefore no casting will be done there.

Open casting calls will be posted here as they become available.

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:

Ronna Kress
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” Casting
333 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 109
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

New Orleans:

Craig Fincannon
Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
3017 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Robin Batherson
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” Extras
920 Poeyfarre Street
New Orleans LA 70130

Crew Members:

If you are an experienced film crew member in the New Orleans area, you can email your resume to the following: [email protected]

Put “Crew Member” in the subject line of your email.

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.

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”
Vancouver Production Office
Silver Watch Productions Inc.
2/210 – 555 Brooksbank Ave.
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S5

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”
New Orleans Production Office
Silver Watch Productions Inc.
1231 Prytania Street
2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hasbro, Inc.
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5184
Universal City, CA 91608

Di Bonaventura Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
DeMille Building
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Brian Goldner
Erik Howsam


Jon Chu
George Marshall Ruge (Vancouver)


Channing Tatum
Adrianne Palicki
Dwayne Johnson
Elodie Yung
D.J. Cotrona
Ray Park
Jonathan Pryce
Byung Hun Lee
Ray Stevenson
Bruce Willis
Joe Mazzello


Due to the leaked drafts of the “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” script, the storyline for the sequel’s script has been closely guarded. Director Jon Chu said that his plan is to give us a “down and dirty Joe.” Returning cast members include Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) and new cast members Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye) RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint), Elodie Yung (Jinx), and Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock). Dwayne Johnson’s character, Roadblock, is one of the most prominent African-Americans in the G.I. Joe canon, and among the biggest and strongest. Besides being a heavy machine-gunner, Roadblock is an aspiring gourmet chef.


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