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Award-winning Arkansan Jeff Nichols to bring next feature film home
We are looking to cast “Neckbone” in Arkansas! He should be , Caucasian, 13-17 years old whose life experiences in a rural environment results in a hard edge and survival instinct. This role requires that he be comfortable in boats and water. Other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and motor biking would be ideal.
This role is also auditioning in other states and Los Angeles. As proud Arkansans this is an opportunity to showcase what The Natural State has to offer. Spread the word; encourage all who fit the description to make application immediately.
We are also looking to cast “May Pearl” in Arkansas as well. She should be Caucasian, 15-17, a small town girl with natural beauty.
In addition casting will include approximately 400 actors, extras and stand-ins.
Interested parties may refer to the casting website to make application: www.ARFilmCasting.com. There you will find all instructions. If you do not have Internet access, you may mail a non-returnable photograph along with all contact information to Mud Casting, 802 West 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Please include age and height.
An open call will be announced within a few days. It is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14 with a Little Rock location.
“Mud” written and to be directed by Nichols will begin filming this fall in central and south Arkansas. It is a coming of age drama centered on two fourteen year old boys (Ellis and Neckbone) who encounter a mysterious fugitive (Mud) on an island in the Mississippi River. Intrigued by this man, the boys enter a pact to help him escape capture. A friendship evolves as Mud teaches the boys as much as he learns from them.
This is Jeff Nichols third feature film. The award winning “Shotgun Stories” is followed by “Take Shelter”, scheduled for release in October by Sony Pictures Classics. “Take Shelter” won the Critics’ Week Grand Prize and the Fipresci Award at the renowned Cannes Film Festival in May 2011, and is featured on many critics’ lists of likely Academy Award contenders