Be in the Next M. Night Shyamalan Movie
You've always wanted to be in an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Okay, maybe not "The Lady in the Water." But, you know, another one.
This weekend may give you that chance. Two open casting calls for Shyamalan's next film, "The Last Airbender" -- based on the Nickelodeon series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" -- will be held in Arlington this Saturday. The producers are looking for actors of Mongolian, Cambodian or Laotian heritage, which suggests the filmmaker is responding to previous criticism from "Avatar" fans about the cast looking a little too Caucasian.
Anyway, details are as follows:
From 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, an open call for Mongolian-American males and females between the ages of 5 and 85 will be held in the party room at the River Place Apartments, located at 1011 Arlington Blvd.
From 1 to 5 p.m., a larger call for Cambodian, Laotian and Mongolian actors -- again, male and female, ages 5 to 85 -- will be held at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at 1611 N. Kent St.
If you're chosen, the positions will be paid and the cost of travel and housing will be covered. Filming is slated to take place in Philadelphia (home of pretty much every Shyamalan movie shoot) as well as Greenland and possibly the Far East. Plus, Dev Patel of "Slumdog Millionaire" recently was cast in the movie. So maybe in between takes, he'll do the "Jai Ho" dance with you! (Or, um, maybe not).
If you're interested, you should e-mail a photo, your name, phone numbers, age and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can get more information by calling 215-574-7878.
And since Shyamalan plans to make this the first in a trilogy, who knows? You could become part of a film franchise ... or at least a single movie that is hopefully way better than "The Happening."
Posted by: dream-out-loud | February 25, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse
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