Open casting call for feature film 'The Judge' starring Robert Downey Jr.

The Judge Open Casting Calls

Warner Bros. Pictures "The Judge" will shoot in Boston beginning June, 2013.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Big Kid Pictures in association with Team Downey are gearing up to begin filming the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr. along with an amazing all-star cast. Shooting will take place in Boston, MA and surrounding locations beginning on June 3, 2013. The local casting directors are holding two open casting calls in Massachusetts for people to work on the film as extras, and also for people who have cars and trucks to use in the movie. The open casting calls are being held in the City of Boston, and in the historic Village of Shelburne Falls.

"The Judge" centers on the very successful attorney Hank Palmer, who travels home to Ohio for his mothers funeral and discovers that his Father Judge Joseph Palmer, is suffering from Alzheimers. To complicate matters, he discovers blood on the front grill of his father's car and soon learns that an ex-con who was tried by Hank's father, was found dead on the side of a road. He becomes his father's attorney where he comes face to face with what his family and friends actually think of him and begins the most excruciating and humiliating experience of his life - the best thing that will ever happen to him.

Starring in "The Judge" is two time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr; Academy Award winner Robert Duvall; Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton; Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga; Primetime Emmy Awards nominee Vincent D'Onofrio; two-time Teen Choice Awards winner Leighton Meester; Teen Choice Awards nominee Dax Shepard; and "World War Z" star Eric West round out the top roles. Filmmaker David Dobkin will direct from a screenplay written by Bill Dubuque with original script drafts by Nick Schenk and David Seidler. Dobkin will also executive produce for his company Big Kid Pictures. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan will produce under the banner of their company Team Downey along with David Gambino. Big Kid's Jeff Kleeman will produce with Greg Garthe. Filming will be done on the high-end Arri Alexa Cameras.

Open Casting Call Details

Extras casting directors in Massachusetts are seeking LOCAL adults who are 18 years of age and above to work as fully paid background performers on the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film "The Judge". All types and ethnicities are welcome to attend the following open casting calls, however no children should be brought to the open calls. All people attending should bring a recent clear color snapshot of themselves. If no photo is available, a digital image can be emailed to Boston Casting. The email address can be obtained at an open casting call. They are also seeking people who have cars and pickup trucks for film scenes, with models from the 1980s up through 2000. Those who have a vehicle for consideration are asked to provide a clear photo of the car or truck.

Shelburne Falls, MA


Buckland Town Hall
17 State Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370


Saturday May 18, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm

Boston, MA


Saturday May 18, 2013

Boston time and location details TBA, will be posted here.

If you are unable to attend an open casting call for "The Judge" you can register with Boston Casting online, however people attending the open casting calls will be given first consideration:

Boston Casting 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:

Rich Delia
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

New York:

Allison Estrin
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 W. 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

Extras Casting


Greg Bull
Boston Casting
129 Braintree Street
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.

"The Judge" Production Office
10 Guest Street
3rd Floor
Brighton MA 02135

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 5
Room 223
Burbank, CA 91522

Team Downey
1311 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Big Kid Pictures
9000 W. Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1010
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Robert Downey Jr.
Susan Downey
Greg Garthe
Jeff Kleeman
David Gambino
David Dobkin


David Dobkin


Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Duvall
Vincent D’Onofrio
Billy Bob Thornton
Vera Farmiga
Dax Shepard
Leighton Meester
Jeremy Strong


A cynical, high-end lawyer returns to his rural town to defend his estranged father on a murder charge and faces some old demons in the process.