Arad Productions in association with Big Talk Productions are in the pre-production stages of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios action adventure sci-fi thriller feature film “Ant-Man”. Walt Disney Studios, the parent company of Marvel Enterprises, announced that the film has been greenlit. Filming is scheduled to start this January, 2012 for a November 6, 2015 release date. People’s Choice Award winning Canadian actor Nathan Fillion has been mentioned for the lead role of Hank Pym, also known as Ant Man. However, Fillion stated at the 2012 Hero Complex Film Fest, “did you ever just love Ant-Man? Not me”. Therefore is seems highly unlikely that the studio would pursue Pym after making a comment like that. The project will shoot at Pinewood Studios in England, and other locations around London and the United Kingdom.
“Ant-Man” centers on Biophysicist Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym, who becomes a superhero after discovering a chemical substance that allows him to change his size. Armed with a helmet and suit that could control ants, Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the mystery-solving Ant-Man. Scott Lang became Pym’s successor after stealing Ant-Man suit to save his daughter Cassie from a heart condition. At one point the film adaptation was said to involve both Pym and Lang, however this is to be seen after the film comes out in theaters.
Three-time British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Award nominated English filmmaker Edgar Wright will direct “Ant-Man” from an adapted screenplay written by himself and BAFTA Award nominee Joe Cornish. Wright has been working on the script for over 6 years, with a third draft given to Marvel in June, 2011. The studio officially presented the character Ant Man with an entertaining and riveting test video at Comic-Con 2012. Ant Man had very unique abilities where he transforms instantly from full size to tiny size and and vice versa. He is also portrayed as a trained operative.
Avi Arad will executive produce Ant-Man. Arad was chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment, a Marvel director, chairman, CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios. He resigned his various Marvel positions in 2006 to form Arad Productions. The legendary comic book writer Stan Lee will also executive produce. Big Talk Productions Co-CEO and founder Nira Park will produce with Edgar Wright, who is also part of the company. Park has won two BAFTA Awards and been nominated four other times. Co-President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige will oversee production for the studio. Paramount Pictures will handle film distribution.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
The 2013 London Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 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 eBook is 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.
Extras casting will not begin until filming commences in January, 2013.
Casting Collective Ltd.
317-321 Latimer Road
London, W10 6RA
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.
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Big Talk Productions
26 Nassau Street
London W1W 7AQ
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH
Producers: Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Nira Park, Kevin Feige, Edgar Wright
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: To Be Cast
Biochemist Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.