Atlanta casting call for feature film ‘The War with Grandpa’


The feature film “The War with Grandpa” will begin shooting in early May, 2017 and is now casting very featured roles as well as stand-ins and photo-doubles for the starring actors.

“The War with Grandpa” is based on the award winning children’s book of the same name by Robert Kimmel Smith. The film centers on a young man who loves his grandfather, but also loves his bedroom. When grandpa’s wife dies, he moves in. His bad leg means he can’t stay in the attic bedroom, so guess who gives up his beloved bedroom? The young man engages in a series of pranks meant to drive out grandpa, but the old man is pretty resourceful in returning each salvo.

Starring in “The War with Grandpa” is two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro as Ed; Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as Jerry; Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman as Sally; Kids’ Choice Awards nominee Laura Marano as Mia; Primetime Emmy Award nominee Rob Riggle as Arthur; and Joey Award winner T.J. McGibbon as Emma.

Annie Awards winner Tim Hill is directing “The War with Grandpa” from an adapted screenplay written by Daytime Emmy Awards winner Tom Astle, Lisa Addario, and Matt Ember. Producers are Young Artist Award winner Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart, and Rosa Morris Peart. Executive producers are Christopher Awards winner Jane Rosenthal, Tre Peart, Bryant Pike, and Berry Welsh.

“The War with Grandpa” is scheduled to hit theaters on October 21, 2017.

“The War with Grandpa” Casting Call Details

The feature film “The War with Grandpa” is currently casting the roles below. To be considered, you must have legal eligibility to work on film productions in Atlanta, GA and in the United States. That information can be downloaded from the following Actors Resource Guide available here. There is no experience necessary, and these are paid positions. You MUST be available to work in the Atlanta, GA area where filming is taking place. Travel and accommodations to the Atlanta area is not provided. Shooting will begin in early May, 2017 and will run through late June, 2017.

• STAND-IN FOR ACTRESS T.J. MCGIBBON – Ideally an adult female, 4’9″ – 4’11”, as slender as possible (70 – 90lbs). This is a full-time position. Higher pay-rate. Will work for two months. Email at least two photos and all contact info. Email subject line: HERO STAND IN

• PHOTO DOUBLE FOR ACTRESS T.J. MCGIBBON – Caucasian girl 6-7 years of age, as close as possible to: 44″ and 45lbs. See her photos here. Email subject line: HERO DOUBLE

The following are FEATURED EXTRAS:

• HOT JOGGING MOMS – Ladies in good shape, between 38 – 45 years old. Email subject line: HOT MOMS

• A VERY FEATURED WIFE – Caucasian and attractive, between 50 – 55 Years old. Email subject line: FEATURED WIFE

• MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS – Ages ranging from 12 – 16 years old. Any ethnicity. Some to be VERY FEATURED. Email subject line: MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS

• FRIENDS OF OLDER CHARACTER – Some friends of an older character, some will be very featured. Early 60’s to 80 yearas of age. Email subject line: FRIENDS

• REAL ESTATE AGENT – Female, any ethnicity. Between 30 to 40 years of age. Real estate agent type, pretty, professional and nice options of own business attire. Email subject line: FEATURED AGENT

To be considered for any of the above roles, you must email the following:


Also attach 2 recent clear color photos. These are photos of you alone against a plain background, no hats, no sunglasses, no selfies taken in a mirror. Also email your age especially if under 18. For those under 18, include all of your parent’s contact information. For those over 18, all of your own contact information. Send your submission with the proper email subject line to the following:

[email protected]

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

Los Angeles:

“The War with Grandpa”
Roe Baker
10850 Wilshire Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024


“The War with Grandpa”
Mark Fincannon
100 Commerce Drive
Suite 1078
Tyrone, GA 39290


Starring and supporting roles are being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and Atlanta. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. 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. Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes. Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

Production Companies:

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).

WWG Productions, Inc.
Atlanta area crew members only – [email protected]

Marro Films
99 Hudson Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

Tribeca Films
375 Greenwich Street
Eighth Floor
New York, NY 10013

99 Hudson Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Executive Producers:

Tre Peart
Bryant Pike
Jane Rosenthal
Berry Welsh


Phillip Glasser
Marvin Peart
Rosa Morris Peart

Production Manager:

Michael Cuddy


Matt Ember
Tom Astle
Lisa Addario


Tim Hill

1st Assistant Director:

Jeff Authors


Robert De Niro – Ed
Christopher Walken – Jerry
Uma Thurman – Sally
Laura Marano – Mia
Rob Riggle – Arthur
T.J. McGibbon – Emma
Juliocesar Chavez – Billy
Isaac Kragten – Steve
Lydia Styslinger – Lisa


Upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.


About Author

In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree." Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile ( and his Verified Twitter Page (

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