‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ to be directed by Francis Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Catching Fire

Jennifer Lawrence is committed to filming “Untitled X-Men Sequel” in January, 2012.
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The next film in The Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire“, will begin filming in North Carolina this coming Fall, 2012 with new director Francis Lawrence. Four-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross announced that he will not be returning to direct Catching Fire, and there is a good chance that a different casting director will also be hired. It is most often the director who chooses the casting director, and three-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner Debra Zane has cast every film that Gary Ross has directed or produced since 1998 including “Pleasantville”, “Seabiscuit”, and “The Tale of Despereaux“. Zane would likely cast Ross’ next project instead of “Catching Fire”.

New Line Cinema casting new extras for ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’

Evangeline Lilly Tauriel The Hobbit

Golden Globe nominated Evangeline Lilly plays Tauriel, a female elf from Mirkwood.
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New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films are currently in production on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”. Shooting has wrapped on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“, and the extras casting directors are hiring new general background actors throughout filming on “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”, which will continue into June, 2012. Those interested must be located in the Wellington area and must be available to work with 12-hours notice.

Open casting call for major feature film ‘Promised Land’ near Pittsburgh

Actress Sara Lindsey Promised Land

The beautiful and talented rising star Sara Lindsey will play Claire Allen.
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The Matt Damon starring vehicle “Promised Land” is holding an open casting call for extras in the Pittsburgh area. The casting director also needs volunteers to help out at the open casting call, which is expected to have a large turnout. Filming will take place in Apollo, Avonmore and other surrounding areas in Pennsylvania from late April to early June, 2012. Email submissions are also being accepted for people who can not attend the open casting call. This casting director loves casting people who are new to the business, so there is no concern about not having any acting experience.

Indie film “Pasadena” casting two boys in Los Angeles for supporting roles

The beautiful and talented actress/musician Alicia Witt plays the lead role of Nina.
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The casting director for the upcoming indie comedy-drama film “Pasadena” is currently auditioning actors in Los Angeles for supporting roles, as well as day-player roles. Among the roles being cast are two boys, one who can play a shy 7-year old and another to play a high-strung 10-year old. They will be playing the roles of brothers and kids of actress Sonya Walger. Shooting will take place in a beautiful mid-century home in Pasadena, CA beginning early May.