20th Century Fox Film Corporation and Marvel Studios are in pre-production on the upcoming superhero feature film reboot “The Fantastic Four” and casting for the films starring, co-starring, and supporting roles is underway. Shooting will begin in September, 2013 and will take place in and around the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. The stand-ins and photo-doubles for the film’s stars, as well as general extras and featured background actors will be cast locally in Baton Rouge. This film was originally set to shoot in Vancouver, however the production was moved to Louisiana after lawmakers in the state rejected a bill that would have reduced subsidies to the entertainment industry.
Filmmaker Josh Trank will direct “The Fantastic Four” from a screenplay written by newcomer Jeremy Slater, with revisions by Seth Grahame-Smith. Trank recently made his film directorial debut with the Twentieth Century Fox feature film “Chronicle”, which was made on a $12 million budget and raked in over $127 million at the box office. Trank has directed episodes of the Spike TV series “The Kill Point”. Trank is now attached to direct Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff “Venom”, Warner Bros. Pictures “The Red Star”, and Sony’s film adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus”.
Two-time BAFTA Awards nominee Matthew Vaughn will produce “The Fantastic Four” under the banner of his company Marv Films. Vaughn is a highly accomplished producer and director whose credits include “Kick-Ass” and “Kick-Ass 2” starring Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz, “X-Men: First Class”, and the currently filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Upon completion of “The Fantastic Four”, Vaughn will write and direct the feature film “The Secret Service” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Colin Firth. Kevin Feige will oversee production for Marvel Studios. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation will handle worldwide distribution.
All talent, including minors and foreign talent, must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.
The 2013 Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Louisiana and the United States:
• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
In addition to the following Actors Resources:
• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Sarah Finn Company
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
9522 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Henry Street Production Office
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
6 Salem Road
London W2 4BU
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Producers: Matthew Vaughn, Kevin Feige
Writers: Jeremy Slater, Seth Grahame-Smith
Director: Josh Trank
Starring: To Be Cast
Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons.