New open casting calls for Julia Roberts feature film 'August: Osage County'

August Osage County Open Casting Calls

"August: Osage County" will film from September 24 through late October, 2012.
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The major feature film "August: Osage County" is holding a second round of open casting calls and still accepting email submissions from people interested in working as fully paid background performers on the film. Shooting will take place in Northeastern Oklahoma, specifically in the Pawhuska and Bartlesville areas. Over 4,000 people showed up for a casting call on Saturday September 18th at Tulsa Promenade, although there was a location change announced just days prior to the open call. The casting directors want to open up the opportunity to as many people as possible. Speaking roles have been cast in Oklahoma, and additional roles could be cast throughout the shoot, which runs from September 24 through the end of October, 2012.

Six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner John Wells will direct "August: Osage County" from an adapted screenplay written by Tulsa, Oklahoma native Tracy Letts. The film is based on Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the dysfunctional Weston family, which gathers at the family’s ancestral Pawhuska residence when a family member disappears. The play also won five Tony Awards, including as best play on Broadway.

The casting directors and producers of "August: Osage County" have assembled a fantastic cast that includes Academy Award winner Julia Roberts as Barbara Fordham, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Violet Weston, Academy Award winner Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken, Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham, Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis as Karen Weston, Primetime Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale will play Mattie Fae Aiken, and BAFTA Award nominee Andrea Riseborough has joined the cast as Karen Weston.

George Clooney and partner Grant Heslovt are producing "August: Osage County" under the banner of their production company Smoke House. Jean Doumanian of Jean Doumanian Production will also produce. Claire Rudnick Polstein of John Wells Productions will executive produce. Harvey Weinstein will also produce as well as distribute the film through his company The Weinstein Company.

Open Casting Call Details

All ages and types are needed except babies and toddlers. Be prepared to have your photo taken, and fill out a form with all physical stats, clothing sizes, and contact information. If booked (which is usually on as short notice as 24 - 48 hours, you must be available for the entire day including possible overtime. Shooting will take place on Mondays through Fridays only.


Bartlesville High School
1700 S.E. Hillcrest Drive
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Click Here for directions.


Saturday August 25, 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday August 26, 2012
12:00pm - 5:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit via postal mail or email. Send a recent photo, name, height and all clothing sizes, including shoe and hat, and all contact information, including mailing and email addresses as well as phone numbers. Also list what days you would be available for filming.

Mail to:

August Extras
c/o Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A,
Norman, OK 73072

or Email to:

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:

Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Sarah Clark
Chris Freihofer, CSA
Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A
Norman, OK 73072

Extras Casting

Freihofer Casting
3750 W Main Street
Five Park A
Norman, OK 73072

Crew Members

The film is seeking experiences crew members available to work in Northeastern Oklahoma from September 24 through late October, 2012. Those wishing to submit resum├ęs may do so at:

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.

August: Osage County Productions, Inc.
549 W. 52nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Jean Doumanian Productions
595 Madison Avenue
Suite 2200
New York, NY 10022

Smokehouse Pictures
12001 Ventura Place
Suite 200
Studio City, CA 91604

John Wells Productions
4000 Warner Blvd.
Building 1
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

The Weinstein Company
345 Hudson Street
13th Floor
New York, NY 10014


Jean Doumanian
George Clooney
Grant Heslovt
Steve Traxler
Jeffrey Richards
Jerry Frankel


John Wells


Julia Roberts - Barbara Fordham
Meryl Streep - Violet Weston
Andrea Riseborough - Karen Weston
Juliette Lewis - Karen Weston
Abigail Breslin - Jean Fordham
Chris Cooper - Charles Aiken
Margo Martindale - Mattie Fae Aiken


The sprawling family epic, which follows one volatile Oklahoma family in the aftermath of its patriarch's unexplained disappearance. Meryl Streep will play Violet Weston, the drug-addicted matriarch of the working class Weston clan. Julia Roberts will play Barbara Fordham, the oldest daughter in the family. While mom's problems and her penchant for revealing family secrets is a big issue, Barbara is melting because her husband, Ben Fordham, is cheating with a college student. They are brought together when Violet's husband, Beverly Weston, goes missing and all three of their daughters come home to rally around mom. In the process, a lot of family secrets get revealed.