Universal Pictures open casting call for feature film 'Drive' in Los Angeles

The feature film 'Drive' starring Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston is now in pre-production and there will be an open casting call in Los Angeles on August 14, 2010 for principle roles, featured parts, and background. The film is about a stunt driver with a sketchy past who becomes the target of the Mob after being the driver for a botched bank heist.

Marc Platt will co-produce. Platt's films include Legally Blonde, Wanted, Rachel Getting Married, Nine, Charlie St. Cloud, among others. Marc Platt Productions has a production deal with Universal Pictures. Drive is based on the James Sallis novel of the same name.

Production is looking for Hispanic Men and Women who look like they are from the inner city or "East LA" types. For the men they are looking for young 'Cholo' tattooed gangster thug types. For the females, they are looking for young Hispanic women who look like they have had a hard life. Production does not want anyone who looks too polished, or to much like an Actor or Actress. They want it to look very authentic to some of the Lower class areas of LA that are predominately Hispanic.

The movie is starring Ryan Gosling, and his character befriends a young Hispanic single mother, and her boyfriend is a young Hispanic gangster type who is newly released from prison. These characters, along with others, have not been cast yet, so this open casting call may fill those roles, and could be a great opportunity.

Open Casting Call Details


Central Casting
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Click Here for directions.


Saturday August 14, 2010
10:00am - 2:00pm

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to attend the open casting call, but if you are not currently registered, you will need to show the proper I9 documentation, which is a photo ID and either a Social Security Card, a Passport, or a Birth Certificate to prove your eligibility to work in the United States. If you do not have the proper documents, they will not be able to consider you for this film.

Filming begins September 20, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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.

Marc Platt Productions
c/o Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5163
Universal City, CA 91608

Drive Film Productions, LLC
1201 West 5th Street
Suite F200
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bold Films
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Odd Lot Entertainment
9601 Jefferson Blvd.
Suite A
Culver City, CA 90232

Universal Pictures (Distributor)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

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.

Mindy Marin
Casting Artists, Inc.
1433 6th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Extras Casting:

Central Casting
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755


Marc Platt
Gigi Pritzker
Michel Litvak
Adam Siegel
David Lancaster
Gary Michael Walters
Bill Lischak
Linda McDonough


Nicolas Winding Refn


Ryan Gosling
Bryan Cranston


"I drive. That’s what I do. All I do." So declares the enigmatic Driver in this masterfully convoluted story, which ranges from the dive bars and flyblown motels of Los Angeles to seedy strip malls dotting the Arizona desert. A stunt driver for movies, Driver finds more excitement as a wheelman during robberies, but when a heist goes sour, a contract is put on his head and his survival skills burn up the pavement.