Urgent Casting Call in Austin, TX for ‘True Grit’

*** True Grit has completed filming ***


The Austin, TX casting director for the Paramount Pictures feature film True Grit is urgently seeking the following roles:

FRANK JAMES – Late 60’s – 80’s. Must be able to portray a menacing look through his eyes!! Beady-eyed bastard. Very mean looking! Thug. Son-of-a-gun. Not a nice guy!

GRANDMA TURNER – Late 60’s – 80’s. Must be able to portray a mean woman – decrepit & pruney looking (great wrinkles/facial lines). She snores loudly! 2 options: Old crone (mean old lady) OR a very large woman (too big to share bed w/Mattie).

GENERAL WOMEN – Frontier, hard-bitten types of WOMEN. Must have interesting faces (facial lines, crooked teeth, larger noses, weathered skin type, hard features). Preferably longer hair w/no artificial color. They need rough frontier types – NOT modern looking. No makeup!

Filming will take place in the Austin area, Granger, and Blanco for 3 months.

Interested applicants should call the casting office asap! 512-637-6775

People can mail photos – but calling them is preferred – as this is time sensitive!

True Grit Casting / Debbie DeLisi
c/o DW Studios Productions LLC
1901 E. 51st St, Red Bldg
Austin, TX 78723

Production Companies:

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 and hold the acting auditions.

Scott Rudin Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Old Animation Bldg.
Room 2H
Burbank, CA 91521-1759

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197

Mike Zoss Productions
158 Read Street
New York, NY 10013


Scott Rudin
Steven Spielberg


Joel Coen,
Ethan Coen


Jeff Bridges
Matt Damon
Josh Brolin


True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory.


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