Open casting call for Warner Bros. Pictures film 'Argo' in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Argo Open Casting Call

Warner Bros. Pictures "Argo" open casting call announced.
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The feature film "Argo," will begin filming in August, 2011 and the extras casting director will be holding an open casting call at the end of July in Los Angeles. They are seeking thousands of Iranian/Persian men and women between the ages of 18-75 years old.

Academy Award winner Ben Affleck will direct "Argo" from an adapted screenplay written by Chris Terrio. The film is based on "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue American from Tehran," an article that Joshuah Bearman wrote in the April 2007 issue of Wired magazine. Affleck will also star in the movie, playing the role of Tony Mendez, the real-life CIA operative who came up with the idea of an elaborate ruse the CIA ran during the Iran hostage crisis.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's production company, Smoke House, is producing along with David Klawans. Nina Wolarsky will executive produce for Smoke House. Chay Carter, who has worked as Ben Affleck's assistant on several films, will co-executive produce.

Open Casting Call Details

• Males and Females, 18-17 yrs. Iranian/Persian.
• Men should show up with grown out hair, mustaches and beards.
• Women should show up without make-up.
• No prior experience working as an extra is necessary.
• Bring a recent color snapshot of yourself.
• Bring valid ID.
• These are fully paid positions.


Sande Alessi Casting
Registration Office
13731 Ventura Blvd
Top Floor
Sherman Oaks 91423
Click Here for directions.


Saturday July 30, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday July 31, 2011 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Shooting on "Argo" will run from late August, 2011 through October, 2011 in Los Angeles. There may be additional extras casting overseas as there is location scouting taking place in Scouting locations in Sofia, Bulgaria. The overseas filming would take place in November, 2011.

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.

Lora Kennedy
Executive VP Features Casting
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Note: Lora Kennedy is doing studio level casting ONLY. Name star actors are being cast through talent agents. Additional casting director information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

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.

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Smoke House
12001 Ventura Place
Suite 200
Studio City, CA 91604

Stage 16 Pictures
11999 San Vicente Blvd.
Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA 90049


George Clooney
Grant Heslov
David Klawans

Director: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston


An adaptation of Joshuah Bearman's Wired magazine article “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran”, revolving around the Tehran hostage crisis. The story centers on how, during the occupation of the American embassy by Iranians in 1979, a rescue effort was mounted by the CIA and the Canadian government to extract six U.S. diplomats.The CIA used Tony Mendez (Affleck), a disguise expert and concocted a scenario that involved the six being a Hollywood crew scouting a movie titled Argo. Under those disguises, they were able to flee the country. Alan Arkin will play Hollywood producer Lester Siegel, an O.S.S. veteran described as equal parts bookie and rabbi. Based on Joshua Bearman's 2007 Wired article.