Open Casting Call for "Cowboys and Aliens" extras in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Universal Pictures and Dreamworks SKG are in pre-production on the feature film 'Cowboys and Aliens' starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Olivia Wilde. The film will directed by John Favreau, and producers include Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Steven Spielberg. This is a major western that will be shooting in New Mexico, Los Angeles, and Randsburg, California from June 30, 2010 through September 1, 2010. A release date of July 29, 2011 has been set.

The extras casting director in New Mexico is seeking backgound actors to appear in the film. Here are some special needs:

● Men willing to grow out their facial hair, especially with mutton chops and mustaches. Please start growing hair now.

● Women with long hair who are a size 8 and below.

● Native American horseback riders.

● Children of all ages.

● These are paid positions.

New Mexico residents who fit the above descriptions please send a snapshot, along with contact information to:

Or you may attend the following open casting call:


Plaza de Espanola
706 Bond Street
Espanola, NM 87532


Saturday, May 22, 2010
10:00am – 4:00pm

You may also submit your photo and info via regular mail to:

Elizabeth Gabel
Cowboys and Aliens Extras
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Minors in New Mexico must also include a Child Performer Pre-Authorization Certificate, and a Pre-Authorization Certificate Minor Extras.

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.

'Cowboys and Aliens'
Production Office
3000 Olympic Blvd.
Buiding 4
Suite 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90404-5073

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Dreamworks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

100 Universal City Plaza
Building 5171
Universal City, CA 91608

Imagine Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Platinum Studios, Inc.
11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Sarah Finn
Cowboys and Aliens Casting
588 N. Larchmont Blvd.
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Steven Spielberg, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Daniel Forcey, Damon Lindelof, Ervin Rustemagic, Chris Wade, Karen Johnson, Bobby Cohen

Director: Jon Favreau


Daniel Craig
Harrision Ford
Olivia Wilde


The story centers on an Old West battle between the Apache and Western settlers, including a former Union Army gunslinger named Zeke Jackson, that is interrupted by a spaceship crashing into the prairie near Silver City, Ariz. The story draws a parallel between the American imperialist drive to conquer the "savage" Indians with its advanced technology and the aliens' assault on Earthlings, who must join together to survive the invaders' attack.