Universal Pictures now re-casting lead role of Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of “Fifty Shades of Grey” due to his busy TV schedule.
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Michael De Luca Productions and Focus Features in association with Trigger Street Productions are in pre-production on the feature film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which is based on the hugely popular best-selling novel of the same name by British author E. L. James. Universal Pictures announced on Saturday October 12, 2013 that actor Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the lead role of Christian Grey due to his extremely busy television schedule not allowing him sufficient time to prepare for the lead role in “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now seeking a new actor to play the lead role of Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson has previously been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.

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Urgent casting call for Universal Pictures feature film ‘Dracula’

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Luke Evans has been cast to play the lead role of Prince Vlad of Transylvania.
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Michael De Luca Productions in now ready to begin filming the new Universal Pictures feature film “Dracula”, and the casting director has issued an urgent casting call for people interested in appearing in the film as fully paid background performers in epic battle scenes. Principal acting roles are also being cast during production. This new film depicts Dracula as a flawed hero with a tragic love story set in a time of war and magic. Shooting is taking place in the United Kingdom from August 18, 2013 through November, 2013.

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Casting calls for Universal Pictures ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in “Dumb and Dumber To”.
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Conundrum Entertainment and Red Granite Pictures are now officially in pre-production on the Universal Pictures comedy feature film “Dumb and Dumber To”, the sequel to the 1994 hit buddy-comedy movie “Dumb and Dumber”. Casting for co-starring, supporting, and day player roles will be taking place in Los Angeles. The extras will be cast in Atlanta, GA where shooting is scheduled to commence in September, 2013.

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Casting lead roles in Universal Pictures ‘Unbroken’ directed by Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie will direct “Unbroken” for Universal Pictures and Walden Media.
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Universal Pictures and Walden Media are in the pre-production stages of the epic true-story feature film “Unbroken,” which is based on the novel “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. The novel has been on The New York Times bestseller list for over 108 straight weeks. This film has been in development with Universal for nearly 55 years, and Hillenbrand’s remarkable book brought the film project into reality. Casting is underway for the lead roles starting with the role of Louis Zamperini.

Universal Pictures open casting call for ‘Pitch Perfect’ starring Anna Kendrick

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Academy Award nominated Anna Kendrick plays Beca Mitchell in “Pitch Perfect”.
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Gold Circle Films in association with Universal Pictures are hosting an open casting call for their feature film “Pitch Perfect,” which is based on a true story. In addition to general background extras, there are featured extra roles and stand-in roles for the film’s stars that will be up for grabs. All ages and types are needed, especially college age people. Shooting begins October 24, 2011 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. These are fully paid positions.

Feature film ‘Mavericks’ issues casting call for extras to work for free

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There is a disturbing trend in films asking extras to work for free.
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A casting call was issued for extras in the Santa Cruz area to work on the film “Mavericks”. However, the production is not paying the extras. They are only offering “drawings for prizes”. I do not post unpaid casting notices, and I think it should be illegal in all states to do this. I see this more and more often in different states, and I see it as being an extremely unsettling trend.