Major feature film 'The Paperboy' casting children and adults in New Orleans

The Paperboy Extras Casting Call

Lee Daniels Entertainment and Nu Image / Millennium Films are beginning production on the feature film "The Paperboy" in the New Orleans, LA area and the extras casting director is seeking male and female children and adults to work on the film as featured extras and general background extras. Shooting begins August 1st, 2011 and runs through the end of September, 2011.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels will direct "The Paperboy" from an adapted screenplay that he wrote himself. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Pete Dexter, and tells the story of Ward James, a respected journalist and his brother Jack, a college dropout, investigating the possible wrongful conviction of a death row inmate who was convicted of killing the town’s sheriff.

"The Paperboy" has an outstanding cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, and Grammy Award winning musician Maxwell Rivera. Cusack and Kidman replaced Tobey Maguire and Sofia Vergara due to scheduling conflicts. This film will give Zac Efron a great chance to prove himself as an adult lead actor.

Here is what the casting director is seeking:

Featured Extras

Swamp people (description: inbreed, trailer trash)

• Pregnant Caucasian female, 30's, must be comfortable with partial nudity (topless).
• Caucasian female, 30's.
• 18 month old baby. Caucasian, male or female.
• 12 - 14 yr old boy, Caucasian
• Two 8 - 12 year old girls, Caucasian

General Background Extras

• Males, 30's - 40's prison types. Any ethnicity.
• Males, 40's - 50's physically fit. Any ethnicity.
• People who own cars from the 1960's - 1970's area.

If you fit any of the above descriptions, email a recent color snapshot along with your physical stats, clothing sizes, city where you live, and all contact information to the following:

Please indicate in the subject which role you are submitting for. If submitting your vehicle, include make/model/color/year of vehicle in your email submission.

People who are experienced film crew members who would like to be considered for "The Paperboy" can submit a resume only to the following:

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:

Leah Daniels
"The Paperboy" Casting
11135 Weddington Street
Suite 113
North Hollywood, CA 91601

New York:

Billy Hopkins
Chrystie Street Casting
55 Chrystie Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10002

New Orleans:

"The Paperboy" Casting
701 Edwards Avenue
Unit B
Elmwood, LA 70123

Extras Casting

New Orleans:

"The Paperboy" Extras Casting
701 Edwards Avenue
Unit B
Elmwood, LA 70123

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.

Lee Daniels Entertainment
315 W. 36th Street
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10014

Nu Image / Millennium Films
6423 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048


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John Thompson
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Lee Daniels


Matthew McConaughey
Zac Efron
Nicole Kidman
John Cusack
Maxwell Rivera


Jack James is the son of the Moat County Tribune's editor and publisher. While Jack's older brother, Ward, reports for the Miami Times, Jack has settled for a job delivering papers for the Tribune. But when Ward and his partner, evil dandy Yardley Acheman, come to Moat County to investigate the four-year-old murder of the local sheriff, Jack assists them in the inquiry. After a vicious beating by two sailors lands Ward in the intensive care unit, Yardley finishes the story without Ward and Jack, fabricating evidence to do so. Accompanying his traumatized brother Ward back to Miami, Jack takes a job as a copyboy at the Times. It isn't long, however, before Yardley's wrongdoing comes to light, generating more trouble for the Jameses.