Appian Way and Pearl Street Films are now in pre-production on the Warner Bros. Pictures crime-drama feature film “Live By Night”, which is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Casting calls have gone out for the first roles to be cast. Ben Affleck will play the lead role in the film as well as produce and direct. Leonardo DiCaprio will also produce. Shooting will begin mid-September 2013 and will take place in Boston, where additional principal actor casting will take place. The stand-ins and extras will be hired throughout production.
Johnny Depp plays a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a prototype supercomputer.
Alcon Entertainment and Syncopy in association with Evolutionary Pictures and Straight Up Films are in pre-production on the epic Warner Bros. Pictures sci-fi thriller feature film “Transcendence”. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and Boston beginning in April, 2013. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and four-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner John Papsidera is casting the film’s starring and co-starring roles in Los Angeles. Additional principal actor casting will be taking place in Boston. The background performers and stand-ins will be cast locally in Boston. Experienced film crew members and production staff are also being hired locally in Massachusetts.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in association with Columbia Pictures and Strike Entertainment are in pre-production on the reboot of the 1987 Orion Pictures science fiction action film “RoboCop”. Casting for the film’s lead roles has been taking place in Los Angeles, and additional casting for supporting and day player roles are being cast in Toronto, Canada where filming is set to begin on September 5, 2012. All of the extras will be hired in Ontario throughout production which is scheduled to continue through January 11, 2013.
The star-studded major feature film “Django Unchained” is currently in production and an open casting call for African American men, women, and children in being held near New Orleans, Louisiana on February 15, 2012. Additional casting calls will take place for other ethnic groups and types at a future date. “Django Unchained”, which has been shooting in Mammoth Lakes and Santa Clarita, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will be moving to New Orleans for the duration of filming. Principal photography will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana through April 27, 2012.
The feature film “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will be filming for 17 weeks beginning mid-late September 2011 near Sydney and Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia. The casting directors are casting supporting roles, day players, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins to work various dates during production. Over 400 cast and crew are being employed during principal photography.
After a fierce bidding war with Warner Bros. Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way, Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have acquired movie rights to the Max Brooks novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.” Principal actor casting is currently taking place in Los Angeles, with additional casting to happen in the UK.