Open casting call in Boston for major feature film with all star cast

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Untitled David O. Russell Project Open Casting Call

"Untitled David O. Russel Project" begins shooting March 11, 2013.
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Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures are getting ready to begin shooting a major feature film in Boston, MA and casting directors are holding an open casting call for extras to portray 1970s era types. They are also seeking people with 60s - 70s vehicles to use as props in the film. The project is currently being called "Untitled David O. Russell Project". There is no experience required, and these are fully paid positions. The open casting call is completely free to attend, and all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

"Untitled David O. Russell Project" tells the true story behind the FBI's 1980 "Arab Scam" sting, which went by the operational name Abscam. After FBI agent Jimmy Boyle busts con artist Melvin Weinberg and his mistress Maxine Gardner, the two embark on the first major operation to trap corrupt public officials. Angelo Joseph Errichetti is at the center of the story of politicians indicted. The sting was executed using FBI agents posing as two fictitious sheiks seeking to bribe local, state and federal officials and eventually netted the convictions of seven members of Congress.

Starring in "Untitled David O. Russell Project" is Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as FBI Agent Jimmy Boyle; two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner plays the role of Camden Mayor and eventual New Jersey State Senator Angelo Errichetti; Academy Award winner Christian Bale plays the con artist Melvin Weinberg, who was busted and then hired by the FBI; four-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams portrays Weinberg's mistress and partner in crime, Maxine "Max" Gardner. Golden Globe Award nominee Louis C.K. has also joined the stellar cast playing an FBI Agent.

Three-time Academy Award nominee David O. Russell is directing from a screenplay written by Eric Singer. Russell recently directed the film "Silver Linings Playbook" starring Bradley Cooper alongside the beautiful and amazing Jennifer Lawrence. That film is nominated for eight Academy Awards. He is also set to direct another true story political corruption film about Rhode Island mayor, Buddy Cianci, who built a reputation for eliminating corruption for over two decades, then went to jail for racketeering. Writer Eric Singer is currently scripting the feature film "Splinter Cell" based on the Tom Clancy video game.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas Entertainment, while Academy Award nominee Megan Ellison will oversee production for Annapurna Pictures. Ellison's Oscar nod came for producing "Zero Dark Thirty" with Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. Academy Award nominee Jonathan Gordon will executive produce. Gordon's Oscar nomination is from producing "Silver Linings Playbook," in the category of Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Open Casting Call Details

The casting directors in Boston are seeking extras to portray people from the 1970s, as well as 1960s - 1970s vehicles.


Boston Casting
129 Braintree Street
Suite 107
Allston MA 02134

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Saturday February 16, 2013
10:00am - 3:00pm

Bring a non-returnable recent color photo of yourself. If possible, come to the open casting call wearing 1970s attire, such as bell bottoms, vests, flower shirts, afros, side burns, mustaches, long hair, mini dresses/skirts, platform shoes, etc. If you have a 1960s -1970s car, truck, or motorcycle, and would be interested in doing extra work while your car is being used as a prop, you are encouraged to attend the open call as well and bring a photo of your vehicle.

If you are located in the Boston area but can not attend the open casting call, you can still be considered for extra work on the film by filling out the following registration form:

Boston Casting Extras Registration

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Massachusetts and in the United States.

The 2013 Boston Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and 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 in the State of Massachusetts and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Massachusetts
• Massachusetts Application for Waiver of Child Labor Restrictions
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Application
• Massachusetts Child Entertainment Contract Approval Instructions
• Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Locations
• Massachusetts Child Labor Complainant Form
• Massachusetts Teen Work Permit Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Boston Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Boston Casting Directors List
• Boston Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Boston Talent Agents List
• Boston Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Boston Headshot Photographers List
• Boston Headshot Duplication Photo Labs
• Miscellaneous Boston Actors Resources
• Actors Unions and Organizations
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 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.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Lindsay Graham
Mary Vernieu
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


Angela Peri
129 Braintree Street
Suite 107
Allston MA 02134

Extras Casting


Boston Casting Inc.
129 Braintree Street
Suite 107
Allston 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.

Production Office
White Dog Productions, LLC
70 Fargo Street
Suite 809
Boston, MA 02210

Atlas Entertainment
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
10th Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Annapurna Pictures
10777 Ashton Avenue
Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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

Executive Producer:

Jon Gordon


Charles Roven
Richard Suckle
Ted Schipper, Megan Ellison


David O. Russell


Jeremy Renner - Angelo Errichetti
Bradley Cooper - Jimmy Boyle
Amy Adams - Maxine "Max" Gardner
Christian Bale - Melvin Weinberg
Louis C.K. - FBI Agent


Based on the true story of notorious financial con artist Melvin Weinberg (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime Max Gardner (Amy Adams) who were forced to work with an intense and ambitious FBI agent to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. When cocky con man Weinberg is caught by FBI agent Jimmy Boyle’s (Bradley Cooper) unit, he agrees to become an informant and help with several other white collar busts. Together, Melvin and the less than competent FBI mastermind of the famous 1980 Abscam sting operation, which used a fake Arab sheik and a host of other cunning tricks, conduct a sting operation. The Abscam sting started with then-mayor of Camden and New Jersey state Sen. Angelo Errichetti (Jeremy Renner). Set in seedy New York City, this fast paced drama is the unbelievable and hilarious true story of the operation that helped root out corruption in Congress and severely crippled organized crime.