JFK film to recount hospital aspects
Johnson look-alike (read: tall, 50- to 65-year-old, classic Texan look), a 60something Caucasian male to play a preacher and Caucasian men ages 30 to 55, preferably with police, military or firefighting experience, to play Dallas Police Department officers and FBI agents. The speaking roles pay $872 a day.
They will also be casting a host of nonspeaking roles for people of all ages and ethnicities. Nonspeaking roles pay $8.25 an hour. For a list of the nonspeaking roles, visit Austin360.com/ movieblog. Those interested in nonspeaking roles can sign up at MyCastingFile.com.
The movie starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti takes place in real-time and recounts the chaotic scene at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day of the Kennedy assassination. Exclusive Media and Playtone are producing the film based on Vincent Bugliosi’s book, “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” The film, which has been rumored for years, is expected to be released around the time of the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
Austin Film Commission Director Gary Bond, who was a spectator at Kennedy’s motorcade in 1963, says the production coming to Austin is good news for the state and city.
“It’s a pretty ... big deal, in terms of (the movie) being made at all,” Bond said. “Even better that it’s being made in Texas and even better still that it’s being made in the town I’m living in right now. I was privileged to be sort of in on it from early on. There were a lot of proposals to do it in a lot of different places, but Austin offers enough in the way of crew and locations that they felt like they could do it here finally. So, good.”
The casting call for “Parkland” will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clarion Inn & Suites (2200 I-35). For more information, email email@example.com or call the Brock/Allen Casting Office at 992-1956.