Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios are shooting the live-action feature film “Black Panther” in Atlanta, GA and extras are being hired throughout production, which will run through May, 2017. “Black Panther” is the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sixth installment of Phase Three. This film is using the working title “Motherland”. Current casting needs are posted below.
“Black Panther” centers on T’Challa, the Black Panther, former king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind. The plot will see T’Challa seek help from his personal body guards, the Dora Milaje, led by Okoye. Black Panther’s leadership is being threatened by two foes that come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the CIA and the Dora Milajei to try to defeat the enemy.
Starring in “Black Panther” is Saturn Award winner Danai Gurira as Okoye, two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, and Golden Globe Award nominee Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw. Also joining the cast are Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, CinemaCon Award winner Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Golden Globe Award nominee Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Golden Globe Award nominee Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, and Florence Kasumba as Ayo.
Two-time Black Reel Awards winner Ryan Coogler is directing “Black Panther” from an adapted screenplay written by himself and Joe Robert Cole, based on characters by Hugo Awards nominees Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Lisa Satriano is 1st assistant director. AFI Award winner Kevin Feige is overseeing production for Marvel Studios. Gold Lion Award winner Jeffrey Chernov is serving as line producer. Production manager is Helen Pollak. “Black Panther” is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 16, 2018. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic and international distribution.
Black Panther Casting Call Details
The feature film “Black Panther” is currently seeking the types listed below. All actors, extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles and crew members are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta, GA and in the United States.
• UPSCALE MALES – Caucasian, Asian, Middle Eastern, East Indian, or Hispanic. This is for a great sequence in the movie as upscale GUESTS and STAFF, CARD DEALERS, CASINO MANAGERS, at a very nice event. This is for upscale, hip and/or sharp looking types.
• UPSCALE MALES – Caucasian, Asian, Middle Eastern, East Indian, or Hispanic. To portray CARD DEALERS
They are especially looking for THE OLDER GENERATION – Please refer your UPSCALE Moms, Dads, Aunties and Uncles and Grandmothers ages 50 and over!! They will pay to have them transported if they do not drive!!
Casting directors are NOW taking submissions for people who can only work 3 DAYS as follows:
MON 2/13 , TUES 2/14 and WED 2/15
PLEASE SUBMIT TO: [email protected]
PUT IN THE SUBJECT line as follows: “THREE DAYS”
PLEASE INCLUDE: CURRENT PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!(one of from shoulders up and one from the knees up- HAIR COLOR AND LENGTH MUST BE VISIBLE IN ONE OF THE PHOTOS) and IF you have a headshot and resume, please ALSO include a current photo taken recently
Then please List the following:
First and Last NAME
PHONE NUMBER (s) (XXX-XXX-XXXX format)
CITY & STATE where you live (where you will be coming from!)
MEN: Jacket, Shirt (collar x sleeve) , Pants (waist x inseam), shoe
You MUST be LOCAL to the GREATER ATLANTA, GEORGIA AREA (or willing to work as a local hire)
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
Black Panther Casting
Jason B. Stamey
Sarah Finn Co.
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
175 Lakewood Way SW
Stage 6, Level 1
Atlanta, GA 30315
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521
Joe Robert Cole
1st Assistant Director:
Danai Gurira – Okoye
Chadwick Boseman – T’Challa/Black Panther
Martin Freeman – Everett K. Ross
Michael B. Jordan – Erik Killmonger
Forest Whitaker – Zuri
Lupita Nyong’o – Nakia
Daniel Kaluuya – W’Kabi
Andy Serkis – Ulysses Klaue/Klaw
Florence Kasumba – Ayo
T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, must rise to take the mantle of the Black Panther after his father, the king T’Chaka, is treacherously killed.