Disney set to start filming ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ in January as casting continues

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Update: As of January 3rd, 2011 the casting director in Atlanta, GA is seeking a Caucasian boy who is 4 ft 10 inches in height, 58 lbs, with brownish hair to work as a photo double for one of the stars of this film. A photo double is someone who is used in place of a principal actor who is either unavailable or only seen partially. The ideal boy would be home schooled or similar as this would start this month and go through the end of March, 2011 working most days, could be great experience. If you are located in the Atlanta, GA area and would like to submit your child, please email a clear recent snapshot along with all clothing sizes and contact information to the following:

Put “Photo Double Submission” in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.

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The casting directors for the Disney feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” are casting principal actor day players, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles in Atlanta, GA. Starring and co-starring principal actor casting is being done out of Los Angeles and New York.

“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is based on an idea by Ahmet Zappa, who is an actor-writer-producer and son of the legendary musician Frank Zappa. Ahmet Zappa is a principal at Disney-based Monsterfoot Productions and also runs Kingdom Comics, the studio’s graphic novel publishing unit. Zappa has a first-look deal at Disney, where he is producing the fantasy film ‘The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless,’ based on his own novel, in addition to ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green.’ Ahmet now has his own staff and offices where he develops story concepts based off the Disney library as well as scouts new talent.

Academy Award nominated writer/director Peter Hedges will direct the film. Hedges shared the Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination with Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz for the film “About a Boy”. Hedges is repped by Richard Lovett at Creative Artists Agency.

Jennifer Garner has signed to play Timothy Green’s mother, Joel Edgerton will play the father, Odeya Rush will play Joni, and Cameron ‘CJ’ Adams has been cast to play the lead role of Timothy Green. CJ’s only other acting credit is the role of Elliot in Disney’s 2007 feature film “Dan in Real Life”. 13 year old Odeya Rush has appeared on the television shows “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as working on several commercials, short films and print modeling jobs.

Shooting on The Odd Life of Timothy Green is scheduled to begin shooting in Atlanta, GA on January 20, 2011.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles & New York:

Bernard Telsey
Tiffany Canfield
Telsey & Company
311 W. 43rd St., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Minnesota:

Principal actor casting in Minnesota has been completed.

Lynn Blumenthal
Lynn Blumenthal Casting
401 North Third Street
Suite 660
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Extras Casting

Atlanta:

Patrick Ingram
Extras Casting Atlanta
1123 Zonolite Road
Suite 7A
Atlanta, Ga 30032

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Walt Disney Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Scott Sanders Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Old Animation Building 3C1
Burbank, CA 91521

Monsterfoot Productions
3450 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Loft 105
Los Angeles, CA 90068

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Production Office
1175 Chattahoochee Ave. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Producers:

Scott Sanders
James Whitaker
Ahmet Zappa

Director/Writer (screenplay):

Peter Hedges

Starring:

CJ Adams
Jennifer Garner
Joel Edgerton
Odeya Rush

Story:

The modern-day fable centers around a child-prodigy musician and his parents. A childless couple, unable to conceive, buries all their wishes for a baby in a box in their backyard. One day, they wake up to find that a child is born, but the child is not all that it appears.

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