Open Casting Call for Feature Film “Hidden Figures”


There is great news for people who are on the lookout for background roles in a feature film in Atlanta. Casting directors in Atlanta have made yet another announcement for “Hidden Figures” in Decatur, Georgia.

About ‘Hidden Figures’

The film, ‘Hidden Figures’ is the true story of a group of African American women that worked in secret as NASA mathematicians and helped America launch mankind into space in the historic race against the Soviet Union.  The film stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.

Henson plays Johnson, a brilliant African-American mathematician who along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history; John Glenn’s historic launch into space. The three women crossed the societal lines of that era while embarking on the mission and influencing generations.  John Glenn flew the Friendship 7 in 1962, which was the fist mission to successfully orbit the Earth and return home safely.

Main Characters, Director and Script

The lead character, Katherine Jones, is being played by Taraji P. Henson, who is also the star of “Empire”, a series on Fox Network. Kirsten Dunst, Sanniya Sidney, Octavia Spencer, Bon Jennings, Wilbert Fitzgerald and Kevin Costner are also playing major characters. The movie is being directed by Ted Melfi. Allison Schroeder is writing the script. The movie is expected to be released next year in January.

Open Casting Call on 19th March, Saturday

The film requires local residents ages 18 years to 80 years old that would be willing to earn a few bucks working on small roles. The film is set in the fifties and sixties, so it is advisable that people that wish to attend the open call pull up their finest retro look of 40’s, 50’s or 60’s.

Location, Date and Timings for the Casting Call

Location: Decatur, Georgia

Date: 19th March, 2016

Timings: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Important Details

The actual filming date is Thursday, 24th March. The call time for the filming has not yet been determined but the scene will be filmed in Madison, Georgia. The actors will be paid $72 for 8 hours.

The candidates wishing to apply must also be available for fitting on Tuesday 15th March or Wednesday 16th March. The applicants must be available for fitting during 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. You must mention clearly the date and time you will be available for fitting. Paid fittings cost $9 for an hour. The location is I-20 (Flat Shoals area) Exit 62.

Specification of Roles

The casting team is looking for Caucasian female and males who are able to give reactions comfortably to an astonishing historical event happening. The applicants must be able to fit in the era’s costumes. People should not come in contemporary hairstyles. The hair should be of natural color.

  1. Background actors for Caucasian females

Age Range: Between 25 and 5o years

Size: 4-10

Height: 5’0 -6’1

  1. Background actors for Caucasian males

Age range: Between 25 and 5o years

Waist size: 32 – 40

Height: 5’0 -6’1

Men must come clean shaved. Bald Men must be comfortable to grow hair for filming. Highlights are not acceptable.

Submission Details

In the submission, the candidates must include:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Age
  • Contact Number
  • Name

Men should also include the following information:

The sizes of:

  • Shoes
  • Pants
  • waist
  • Shirt
  • Madison male 3/24 in the subject line

Females should also include this information:

The sizes of:

  • bra/bust
  • pant
  • dress
  • shoes
  • Madison female 3/24 in the subject line

The new talent must mention the current city if residence and distance from Madison, Georgia.  The applicant must attach three photographs.


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