New open casting calls for feature film '42' starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

42 Extras Open Casting Call Alabama Tennessee

The feature film "42" begins filming Spring, 2012 in Tennessee and Georgia.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Legendary Pictures is in production on the major feature film "42" starring Harrison Ford. The casting directors are holding additional open casting calls for people in Alabama and Tennessee who would like to work as extras on the film. Additional extras casting will take place in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia. The movie will be filmed in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee beginning in May, 2012. Shooting locations include Chattanooga's Engel Stadium and Luther Williams Field in Macon, GA. Extras of all ages will be used in the film, however the open calls are for extras 18 years of age and older. Previous open casting calls took place in Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The open casting calls are for people who did NOT attend the previous calls.

The film is based on the life story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). Former "Law & Order: SVU" star and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni will play Dodgers manager Leo Durocher, and Jon Bernthal of the TV series "The Walking Dead" will play Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca. Nicole Beharie will play Jackie Robinson's wife Rachel.

Academy Award Winning filmmaker Brian Helgeland will direct "42" from a screenplay that he wrote himself. Legendary Pictures’s Chairman and CEO, Thomas Tull, is producing, and Legendary’s Chief Creative Officer and President, Jon Jashni, serving as executive producer. Dick Cook, former Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, will also serve as an executive producer. Legendary worked early on in development with Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, to maintain authenticity of the movie adaptation of the famed player’s story.

Open Casting Call Details

All positions are paid. The one open casting call is open for ages 18 and up only please. Must be legal to work in the United States.

Specifically Seeking: (Ages 18+, no kids)

• Ethnicity- Majority needed are African Americans and Caucasians.
• Ages- Casting ages 18 and over.
• "ALL LOOKS"- Looking for great character faces too.
• Baseball fans, umpires and coaches.
• People with the 1940’s look.
• Everyone, please come relaxed and dressed in your best 1940’s attire.

Wardrobe Notes

Suggested, but not required:

• Absolutely NO brown.
• Women - Dresses, oxford shoes, pumps, small vintage hats if you have them.
• Men - Dress pants, short sleeve button shirts, suspenders, sportcoats, dress shoes, fedoras.

A costume contest will be part of the Open Casting Call and the winners will be cast by CL Casting in the film. Women-Dresses, tailored skirts and blouses, oxford shoes, pumps, hats (small) vintage if available. Men-Dress pants, Short Sleeve button shirts, suspenders, sport coats, dress shoes fedoras
Free parking. Please bring a pen and headshots if you have them. Headshots are not required. Please know your wardrobe sizes (height, waist, inseam, shoe, etc.).

If anyone attended the first open casting calls for this film, there is not a need to come again. Casting needs are for ages 18 and up only, no kids please. Those interested must be legal to work in the United States.

Casting Call Times and Locations

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

Eastgate Town Center
(I-24 and I-75)
5600 Brainerd Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Click Here for directions.
At the center court by the fountain.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
11:00am - 4:00pm
Free parking.

Birmingham, Alabama:

Boutwell Auditorium
1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Click Here for directions.
Sunday May 6, 2012
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Parking tickets from deck next to Boutwell will be validated at registration.

For Georgia filming, talent must and be legally eligible to work in Georgia and the United States.

The Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on film productions in the Atlanta and the State of Georgia:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

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:

Bonnie Grisan
Vickie Thomas Casting
9021 Melrose Avenue
Suite 200B
Hollywood, CA 90069

New York:

Koblin/Harding Casting
New York Principal Actor Casting Completed.

Extras Casting

Georgia and Tennessee:

Jamie Lynn Catrett
Jennifer Rose Locke
CL Casting
1525 Whitfield Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Crew Members


Experienced film crew members who are located in Georgia can submit a resume to the following:

Absolutely NO actor or extra submissions to this email address will be accepted.

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.

Legendary Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Bldg 76
Burbank, CA 91522

Warner Bros. Pictures (distributor)
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Producers: Jon Jashni, Dick Cook, Thomas Tull

Director: Brian Helgeland


Chadwick Boseman - Jackie Robinson
Harrison Ford - Branch Rickey
Jon Bernthal - Ralph Branca
Nicole Beharie - Rachel Isum
Andre Holland - Wendell Smith
Brad Beyer - Kirby Higbe
Derek Phillips - Bobby Bragan


"42" is a a biopic about former baseball star Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). "42" refers to Jackie Robinson’s uniform number, which was retired by Major League Baseball in 1997. Robinson, who was born in Cairo, Ga., broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 when he played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named baseball’s first Rookie of the Year that season, and later, the award was renamed in his honor. In his second season, Robinson switched to second base and primarily played that position for most of his 10 seasons. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, the first black player to be enshrined. In 1999, he was elected to baseball’s All-Century Team.