New open casting calls for Sony Pictures film 'Here Comes the Boom'

UPDATE: New open casting calls scheduled.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is in the casting stage on the upcoming feature film "Here Comes the Boom" starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek. There are auditions for principal actors taking place in Los Angeles, and also in Boston. Open casting calls for extras are scheduled throughout March, 2011 in Greater Boston area locations where filming will take place beginning on March 28, 2011.

"Here Comes the Boom" is about a physics teacher named Scott (Kevin James) who participates in UFC mixed martial arts competitions to save his school's music program.

Kevin James and Jeff Sussman's production company, Hey Eddie, is producing along with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, Todd Garner's Broken Road Productions, and Columbia Pictures - a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Todd Garner will direct from a script by Allan Loeb. Garner directed the surprise hit "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," and due to that success, the same production team has made the upcoming film "Zookeeper," as well as the currently filming the Adam Sandler comedy "Jack and Jill".

It is looking like this combination of producers/directors/actors has become a revenue machine for Sony.

Open Casting Call Details

They are seeking looking for all types and all walks of life, however you MUST be 18 years or older and live in the areas where the open casting calls are taking place to attend. You only need to attend ONE of the following open casting calls. This is paid, extra work.

Sarurday March 12, 2011
10:00am - 3:00pm
Quixote Studios
184 Everett Street
Boston, MA 02134
Click Here for directions.

Sunday March 20, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
Burlington Mall
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
Click Here for directions.

Sunday March 20, 2011
10:00am - 3:00pm
VFW Lowell
190 Plain Street
Lowell, MA 02852
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
10:00am - 3:00pm
South Shore Casting Studio
Hanover Mall
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
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Please DO NOT call the open casting call venues directly, as they have no additional information. Please direct all inquiries to Ashly at Boston Casting: (617) 254-1001 ext 3.

Please bring a recent color snapshot and a pen.

Extras Casting

If you can't attend an open call, you can send a recent color snapshot and your contact information to the following:


Angela Peri
Ashley Skomurski
"Here Comes the Boom" Extras
c/o Boston Casting
129 Braintree Street
Boston, MA 02134

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:

Attn: Freya Krasnow
Justine Baddeley/Kim Davis Wagner Casting
c/o "Here Comes the Boom"
11835 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Hilary Missan
Aaron Kahl
"Here Comes the Boom" Casting
129 Braintree Street
Boston, MA 02134

Production Companies:

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.

Broken Road Productions
1608 Pacific Avenue
Suite 204
Venice, CA 90291

Happy Madison
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Judy Garland Building
Culver City, CA 90232

Hey Eddie Productions
15374 Dickens Street
2nd Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Columbia Pictures
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Producers: Todd Garner, Jeff Sussman, Adam Sandler, Kevin James

Director: Frank Coraci


Kevin James
Salma Hayek


James will play a physics teacher named Scott whose school faces drastic cutbacks. In an attempt to save his best friend's job and the music program his students love, he moonlights in the octagon as a mixed martial arts fighter, ultimately leading to brawling in the UFC.