Update September 6, 2013: Information about a casting call for extras in the UK is now posted below.
Lucamar Productions in association with Marc Platt Productions are currently in the pre-production phase on the highly anticipated live-action musical feature film “Into The Woods” starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. The movie is an adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Disney Casting directors in New York and Los Angeles are auditioning actors/singers for starring and co-starring roles. Additional casting will take place in London, UK where filming will take place beginning in September, 2013. The extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be cast in London.
“Into The Woods” intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales such as from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” “Cinderella”, etc., and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The plot tells the story of a baker and his wife who desperately want children and in attempt to lift a family curse, they decide to strike a deal with a Witch who cast the spell on them. She promises to give them a child if they can bring her the cape of Little Red Riding hood, the milky-white cow of Jack (of beanstalk fame), the slipper of Cinderella, and some of Rapunzel’s golden hair. In order to do so, the baker must travel into the dark and mysterious woods and battle a Giant (again of beanstalk fame) who threatens to destroy the entire village.
Starring in “Into The Woods” is three-time Academy Award nominee and Disney favorite Johnny Depp, who is playing a hungry and sexy vicissitude of the fairy tale Wolf. Depp has made a number of blockbuster hit films for Disney including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Alice in Wonderland,” and “The Lone Ranger”. Also starring as the vain and charismatic Witch is three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. Most recently Streep starred in “August: Osage County” alongside such A-list talent as Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, and Abigail Breslin. Rounding out the first three roles Disney has cast is Tony Award winner James Corden playing the role of The Baker. Corden, who is hugely popular in England, recently played the role of “Britain’s Got Talent” sensation Paul Potts in the film “One Chance”.
Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall will direct “Into The Woods” from an adapted screenplay written by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine. This film reunites Marshall with Johnny Depp, as Marshall directed him in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Marshall’s other directorial credits include the Academy Award winning Miramax musical feature film “Chicago” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger; the Academy Award winning film “Memoirs of a Geisha” starring Suzuka Ohgo and Togo Igawa; and the Academy Award nominated musical film “Nine” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, and Nicole Kidman. Marshall will also produce along with two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner John DeLuca and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Marc Platt. Walt Disney Pictures will distribute worldwide.
“Into The Woods” Extras Casting Call Details
The extras casting company for “Into The Woods” are seeking people located near Dover or Canterbury in Kent, United Kingdom. They need the following types to work as fully paid background actors on the film:
• Males and Females, 16 to 90 years of age. Any Ethnicity. All types.
• Males MUST be between 5ft 6in and 6ft 2in tall.
• Females MUST wear dress sizes ranging from 6 to 14.
Applicants must be available for filming in Dover on Wednesday September 25, and Thursday September 26.
To be considered submit two recent color snapshots (1 headshot, and 1 full length) along with your full name, age, height, weight, and all clothing sizes including hat and shoe. Email to the following:
Put DOVER EXTRAS in the subject line of your email.
All talent must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
The 2013 London 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 London and the United Kingdom:
• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form
In addition to the following London Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• 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.
Telsey & Company
311 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Francine Maisler & Associates
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City CA 90232
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.
New York NY 10012
Marc Platt Productions
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521
Meryl Streep – The Witch
Johnny Depp – The Wolf
James Corden – The Baker
Sondheim and Lapine’s musical retelling of the Grimm classics, set to jaunty tunes.