Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures Entertainment are set to begin filming "Grown Ups 2" starting mid-May, 2012 in Massachusetts. The casting directors are holding two open casting calls seeking a very large number of kids, teens, and adults of all ages and types to work as extras in the movie. Anyone in Boston, New Hampshire or Rhode Island can attend. Shooting will continue through August 9, 2012. No prior experience is required, and both union and non-union extras are welcome.
"Grown Ups 2" is a follow up to the 2010 comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later, and Adam Sandler's first ever sequel. The first "Grown Ups" film was a box office success with a worldwide gross of over $271 million. Dennis Dugan returns to direct from a script once again written by Fred Wolf. Allen Covert will executive produce with Barry Bernardi. Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo will produce for Sandler's company Happy Madison Productions.
The main cast are all returning - Adam Sandler as Lenny "Hollywood" Feder; Kevin James as Eric Lamonsoff; Chris Rock as Kurt McKenzie; Rob Schneider as Rob Hilliard; David Spade as Marcus "Higgy" Higgins; Salma Hayek as Roxanne Chase-Feder. Also joining the cast is Shaquille O'Neal, who will play a Town Cop; The Twilight Saga's Taylor Lautner and Wizards of Waverly Place star David Henrie will play collage frat boys who go head to head against Adam Sandler and his buddies.
The open casting calls are taking place in the Boston, MA area. There will be at least 17 days of the film being shot in the town of town Marblehead, including at several schools, both while school is in session and after summer vacation starts. Additional filming will take place in the nearby towns of Swampscott, Salem and Peabody. Some of the first "Grown Ups" movie was also filmed in Marblehead.
Originally, Adam Sandler wrote and was set to release "Grown Ups" in the mid-1990s with actor Chris Farley in the role now played by Kevin James. However, Farley's tragic passing in 1997 halted production plans and the film was shelved for more than a decade. After the "Grown Ups" premiered on June 25 2010, Adam Sandler bought each of his fellow cast members (Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Spade) a brand new Maserati.
Open Casting Call Details
The extras casting director for "Grown Ups 2" is seeking the following:
• All ages of kids and adults.
• Any ethnicity, all shapes and sizes.
• Both SAG-AFTRA union members and non-union people.
• Especially need kids and teens 12-17 years.
• Anyone in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island.
• Everyone who wishes to be cast MUST go to the open call.
Please bring a pen and a current, 4x6 color snapshot. Photo must NOT be professional and it must look like you. Please do not bring headshots. No experience needed. They will not be taking photos of you, so please make sure you arrive with a photo. The casting directors are fast and efficient, so you will be seen fairly quickly.
Carson Place (near the Bayside Expo Center)
The Boston Teacher’s Union Hall
180 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
Click here for directions.
Saturday May 12, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday May 13, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm
Do NOT call the casting directors or Carson Place.
Please come to the open call even if you went to the one that Sande Alessi Casting had last summer in Boston. This is a different movie and they are not using files from last summer.
Note: If you did not make it to the open call, you can still register for extra work. Click the link below and it will automatically download our registration card.
Grown Ups 2 Extras Registration Card
Print it out, fill it out completely and write neatly please. If cards are not filled out completely, they will not be able to cast you. Once your card is filled out, please staple a current, color photo of yourself to it. Mail it (do not email, do not stop by, etc) to:
45 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Massachusetts and in the United States.
The 2012 Boston Actors Resource Guide eBook 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 Boston 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
• Bostin Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Bostin Headshot Photographers List
• Bston 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 2012 Boston Actors Resource Guide eBook is 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.
609 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
5933 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Sande Alessi Casting Boston
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.
Happy Madison Productions
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Judy Garland Building
Culver City, CA 90232
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Adam Sandler - Lenny Feder
Salma Hayek Pinault - Roxanne Chase-Feder
Maya Rudolph - Deanne McKenzie
Rob Schneider - Rob Hilliard
Kevin James - Eric Lamonsoff
Chris Rock - Kurt McKenzie
David Spade - Marcus Higgins
Melanie Hutsell - Penny
Shaquille O'Neal - Town Cop
Taylor Lautner - Frat Boy Andy
David Henrie - Frat Boy Zac
In "Grown Ups 2" the boys are back, this time squaring off with a group of cocky hard-partying Phi Beta Delta frat boys from Parkmore College who show no respect for Lenny Feder and his childhood friends. To make matters worse, Lenny's teen son Greg accidentally gets caught up with the frat boys and their chicks, being mistaken for frat boys themselves. And to add more to Lenny's problems is his childhood sweetheart Penny - who still has the hots for Lenny - getting a job at his wife's childrens clothing boutique.