Open casting call for major feature film 'Beautiful Creatures' in New Orleans

Beautiful Creatures Open Casting Call

Warner Bros. "Beautiful Creatures" shoots in New Orleans through late June, 2012.
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An open extras casting call has been scheduled in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Alcon Entertainment supernatural love story feature film "Beautiful Creatures", which will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is the first is a series of possibly four releases for the studio based on the New York Times bestselling fantasy young adult novel by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and the first book in the Caster Chronicles series.

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Richard LaGravenese is directing "Beautiful Creatures" from an adapted screenplay that he wrote himself based on the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's popular novel series. Alcon Entertainment has acquired film rights to all four books, hoping "Beautiful Creatures" will kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros. Beautiful Creatures was signed by Little, Brown, and Company for a four book series, with the follow up books being Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption.

Starring in "Beautiful Creatures" are two fairly unknown actors. Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert star as Ethan Wate and Lena Duchaness, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons plays Lena's reclusive uncle Macon Ravenwood; Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson plays Mrs. Lincoln/Serafine; Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum has been cast as Ridley Duchaness; Two-time Academy Award nominated Viola Davis plays Amma; and Zoey Deutch ("The Suite Life on Deck," Ringer") will portray Emily Asher.

Filming on "Beautiful Creatures" takes place from April 12, 2012 through June 26, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The scheduled release date is in February, 2013.

Open Casting Call Details

Here is what the extras casting director in New Orleans is looking for:

• Caucasian and African American males ages 18 to 35 years old. Civil War flashback.
• Women and Men ages 25 to 60 years old for towns people.
• Young Women and Men ages 18 - 24 years old to portray high school students.

For the Civil War flashback, the requirements are no visible tattoos or unnatural hair colors and highlights or dreadlocks. Also keep in mind the costume sizes tend to run very small, so sizes are limited.


Magnuson Hotel St Francisville
7059 U.S. 61
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Click Here for directions.


Saturday April 21, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.

The 2012 Louisiana Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on films and television shows in Louisiana and the United States:

• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary

In addition to the following Actors Resources:

• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

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:

Margery Simkin
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 138
Suite 1203
Burbank, CA 91522

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

Robin Batherson
Batherson Casting
920 Poey Farre Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

Alcon Entertainment
10390 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Warner Bros. Entertainment
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522


Broderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove
Erwin Stoff
Molly Smith


Richard LaGravenese


Jack O'Connell - Ethan Wate
Alice Englert - Lena Duchaness
Zoey Deutch - Emily Asher
Emmy Rossum - Ridley Duchaness
Jeremy Irons - Macon Ravenwood
Emma Thompson - Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine
Margo Martindale - Aunt Del
Rachel Brosnahan - Genevieve
Viola Davis - Amma


The film is set in fictional Gatlin, South Carolina. The story is told by protagonist Ethan Wate who lives with his writer father and housekeeper Amma (Viola Davis), who is more like his grandmother. The story begins on the first day of Ethan’s sophomore year when he wakes up from a recurring dream he’s been having about a girl he doesn’t know. That morning he finds a creepy, almost hypnotic song called "Sixteen Moons" on his iPod and also notices the smell of rosemary and lemon. At school Ethan find out there is a new girl this year which is surprisingly because Gatlin hadn’t had a new girl in school since the 3rd grade, the new girl is "old man" Macon Ravenwood’s (Jeremy Irons) niece. Ethan later hears Lena (Alice Englert) playing "Sixteen Moons" in band. When Ethan is driving his ex-girlfriend Emily (Zoey Deutch) home, he almost runs over Lena who is standing on the road in the middle of the storm looking for someone to help with her broken down car. When Ethan notices she smells like lemon and rosemary he realized that Lena is the girl from his dreams. He soon learns Lena is a caster, a person who can use magic, and will turn light or dark when she turns sixteen. Ethan tries to find a way to save Lena from darkness and solve the mystery of how he is connected to her.