Extras open casting call for Robert Pattinson / Reese Witherspoon feature film 'Water for Elephants'

*** Important Update ***

A wild rumor has spread all over the internet that this casting call is to "Star with Robert Pattinson". This rumor is FALSE. The casting notice was NOT posted by the films producers, rather it was posted by the film's contracted EXTRAS casting director, Sande Alessi. These are NON-SPEAKING roles. The production company will not provide transportation or accomodations for extras. Please read the following post before working as an extra:

Fox 2000 Pictures and Flashpoint Entertainment are in pre-production for the feature film Water for Elephants, which will pair Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. The film is being directed by Francis Lawrence, who is also set to direct Snow and the Seven for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The extras casting directors are holding an open casting call for Los Angeles area extras to work on the film.

Open Extras Casting Call Details



Sande Alessi Casting
13731 Ventura Blvd.
2nd Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Saturday, April 17, 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Here are some of the specific needs:

● African American males with short 1930's style haircuts. No shaved heads. Size 46 coat or less.

● Caucasian females with shoulder length hair or shorter. Size 6 or less.

● Caucasian males with very 1930's era looking faces. Size 46 coat or less.

● You must not have any tattoos, piercings, breast implants, artificial nails, or highlighted/colored hair. Natural looking color is okay.

● Both SAG and Non-Union extras are welcome to attend the open call.

● Please bring a 3"×5" current color snapshot, or they take one for $2.00 at the open call.

Pay for this film is standard pay for Los Angeles area extras:

Paid up SAG Members - $134 for 8 hours plus any overtime.
Non-Union - $64 for 8 hours plus any overtime.

Filming is set to begin May 17, 2010 in the Los Angeles, Fillmore, and Santa Paula, CA areas.

To submit for Principal Acting Roles, please visit the following site:

Acting Auditions

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

FOX 2000
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 78
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Gil Netter Productions
1645 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Suite 320
Venice, CA 90291

Flashpoint Entertainment
9150 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 247
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Andrew Tennenbaum
Gil Netter
Erwin Stoff


Francis Lawrence


Reese Witherspoon
Robert Pattinson
Christoph Waltz


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