Sony Pictures film 'I Hate You, Dad' open casting calls in Massachusetts

Important update 6-26-2011: The extras casting directors for "I Hate You Dad" in Boston are having a difficult time finding a sufficient amount of SAG members in the area. If you are a Screen Actors Guild member and live within driving distance of the Boston area, please fill out the following form if you would like to work on the film:

"I Hate You Dad" Boston SAG Members Registration Form

The upcoming Sony Pictures feature film "I Hate You, Dad" is holding open casting calls in the Massachusetts cities of Boston and Hyannis Port. The film's extras casting directors are seeking thousands of people to work as general background extras. There will also be some small speaking roles being cast. All ages and types are needed.

The films stars include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Vanilla Ice and Leighton Meester. The picture is about a cantankerous father who moves in with his son and his son's gold-digger fiancee just before the son is to get married. The father and fiancee quickly become terribly embroiled in conflict.

Sean Anders and John Morris are directing from a script originally written by TV comedy writer David Caspe, who recently signed a two year production deal with Sony Pictures Television. Caspe is creator/head writer on the upcoming Sony Pictures Television TV series "Happy Endings," which premiers April 13, 2011 on ABC. "Wanderlust" writers David Wain and Ken Marino were brought in to rewrite the "I Hate You, Dad" script.

Adam Sandler, Heather Parry, and Jack Giarraputo will produce under the banner of their company Happy Madison Productions. The company's production office is located in the Judy Garland building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA, Barry Bernardi and director John Morris will executive produce.

Casting director Kristan Berona made the following statement - "I need everything from grade-school kids to gang-bangers. There’s not one category of person that’s not on my list, I kid you not." Massachusetts filming on "I Hate You, Dad" runs from June 6, 2011 and will last for approximately 2 months. The scheduled release date is June 15, 2012.

Open Casting Call Details

• All types and ages are needed.
• Any ethnicity.
• Children should be 11 years of age and older.
• Adults 18 years of age through senior citizens.
• Absolutely no previous experience needed.


Saturday May 21st, 2011 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday May 22nd, 2011 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Carson Place
180 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125
Click Here for directions.

Cape Cod

Saturday May 28th, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday May 29th, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Barnstable High School
744 West Main Street
Hyannis Port, MA 02601
Click Here for directions.

• Please bring a current 3"x5" color snapshot.
• Photo does not need to be professional.
• Please do not bring headshots.
• No experience needed.

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. 

Los Angeles:

Rachel Tenner
"I Hate You, Dad" Casting
5933 W. Slauson Avenue
Suite 2107
Culver City, CA 90230

Extras Casting


Kristan Berona
Sande Alessi Casting
13731 Ventura Blvd.
Top Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Happy Madison
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Judy Garland Bldg.
Culver City, CA 90232

Columbia Pictures
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Producers: Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, John Morris, Heather Parry, Adam Sandler

Directors: Sean Anders, John Morris


Adam Sandler - Donny
Andy Samberg - Todd
Leighton Meester - Stacy
James Caan - Marvin
Vanilla Ice - Himself


At 13 years old, Donny Levine, had knocked up his beautiful 27 year old teacher. After she was sent to prison, Donny was left to raise their son Han Solo on his own which he did terribly. Now 40, Donny (Adam Sandler) is a used hot tub salesman, and he's looking at possibly doing three years in prison for failing to pay his taxes. Donny must seek out adult Han, who is now well-to-do, being a hedge fund manager for help. Unfortunately, Han - who changed his name to Todd (Andy Samberg) hates him so much he tells people that his parents are dead. Leighton Meester will play Todd's fiancée Stacey. She's really just after his money, but he's so whipped it takes Donny to expose her sham. She's aggressive and demanding and gets worse as the wedding progressively degenerates.