Listen up Chicaogoland…Tony Goldwyn, a.k.a. President Fitzgerald Grant on TV’s hottest drama, Scandal, is in Chicago filming the movie Divergent. The cast also includes Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson, and Zoe Kravitz. They are casting extras TODAY & TOMORROW that live in the area, and no previous experience is necessary!
Let me back up a bit. The movie is based on the young adult novel of the same name penned by Northwestern grad Veronica Roth. The first in the trilogy is Divergent, and the second installment, Insurgent was just released this month. Both are currently on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
The backdrop of this fictional series is Chicago, and since the author lives here, the shoot locations should be interesting. Here are the details taken from the ONLY official Facebook page for extra casting…
Divergent is looking for Males/Females, Ages 16 to 24 to play TEENS, all ethnicity.
You should have a clean cut, sharp, polished appearance.
You should be available for a costume fitting on Thursday, May 16th or Friday, May 17th. Times are from 8:30am (on the half hour) until 5:00pm.
We are checking availability to work on the following dates: 5/26, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org: Subject Line: TEENS
1) Attach a recent photo as a jpeg format along with name, email, phone, age, height/weight and measurements:
(Men: Suit/Jacket, Shirt (neck/sleeve), Pants (waist/inseam), and Shoes. Women: Bust/Waist/Hips, Dress Size and Shoes.)
2) Include the date/time available for the costume fitting and list ALL the dates you are available to work.
3) Please note: You MUST be an Illinois Resident with either a valid Illinois Driver’s Licence or State ID – State which one you have in your possession.
4) Finally, if you attended the open call or were previously contacted by us regarding an online survey – please let us know in the email.
“Clean cut appearance” translates to no saggy pants or skankwear,YO! Even if you can’t or don’t qualify for this opportunity, you can register for work with the casting agency by clicking the “Extras” tab at this link. I hope it works out for you, holla back with any stories…
In an occurrence as rare as the Cubs winning the World Series , I will be watching the season finale of Scandal on LIVE, non-DVR’ed television tonight. Who’s got cliffhanger predictions? Comment below!