Urgent casting call for Universal Pictures feature film 'Dracula'

Universal Pictures Dracula Casting Call

"Dracula" is scheduled to hit Theaters on Release Date August 8, 2014.
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Michael De Luca Productions in now ready to begin filming the new Universal Pictures feature film "Dracula", and the casting director has issued an urgent casting call for people interested in appearing in the film as fully paid background performers in epic battle scenes. Principal acting roles are also being cast during production. This new film depicts Dracula as a flawed hero with a tragic love story set in a time of war and magic. Shooting is taking place in the United Kingdom from August 18, 2013 through November, 2013.

The story chronicles the epic origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler, repositioning him more as a vengeful hero than the monster seen in Bram Stoker's classic novel. Universal Pictures "Dracula" follows real-life historical figure Prince Vlad of Transylvania, known as the inspiration for Dracula, as his wife and child find themselves in danger from a despicable sultan. He risks his very soul to save them, and that's the origin story of the first vampire.

Starring in "Dracula" is Welsh actor Luke Evans playing the lead role of Prince Vlad of Transylvania/Dracula. Evans has had stage roles in such productions as "Rent," "Miss Saigon," and "Small Change and Piaf". His film credits include "Immortals," "The Three Musketeers," "Clash of the Titans," and "Fast & Furious 6". Is is also starring in the upcoming films "The Crow," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again". Also starring in "Dracula" is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Dominic Cooper, and Young Artist Awards nominee Sarah Gadon.

Celebrated TV commercial director Gary Shore will direct "Dracula" from a screenplay written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca will produce under the banner of his production company Michael De Luca Productions. Alissa Phillips will co-produce for Michael De Luca Productions. Universal Pictures will handle domestic distribution. Universal Pictures International will distribute in various global markets.

Universal Pictures 'Dracula' Casting Call Details

The extras casting director is seeking people to work as fully paid background performers on the Universal Pictures feature film "Dracula". Casting at this time is for men only who live in Northern Ireland and are over 18 years old. The production is urgently looking for men from every ethnic background, and in particular those that are olive/swarthy skinned and could be part of an "Ottoman Army" consisting of multiple ethnicities who will be involved in a number of exciting action and battle sequences.

Production is casting the following ethnicities or people who can pass for them:

• Mediterranean
• Turkish
• Greek
• Mixed race
• Latin American
• Middle Eastern
• African or Afro Caribbean
• Olive/Swarthy skinned
• Asian

To be considered email a clear, recent color photo (does not have to be a professional photo), name, age, and all contact phone numbers. The photo should be from the waist up. They need to be able to see your face, hair and physique clearly. So no hats, sunglasses, dark photos etc. Also state if you have any experience in film/tv/theatre/military (not required).

In the subject line of your email, put "DRACULA OTTOMAN ARMY".

Email to:

They cannot reply to everyone, only those selected will be contacted when they are needed – this could be anytime from now until November, 2013. They would like you to grow your hair and your facial hair starting now, but be prepared to have it cut or styled or shaved if your role requires it.

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

The 2013 London Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in all areas of the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 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.

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

Gail Stevens Casting
Greenhill House
90 - 93 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6BF

Extras Casting:

United Kingdom:

Carla Mercer
Extras NI
296 Albertbridge Road
Belfast BT5 4GX

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.

Michael De Luca Productions
10202 W Washington Blvd.
Astaire Bldg, Suite 3028
Culver City, CA 90232

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608


Michael De Luca
Alissa Phillips


Gary Shore


Luke Evans
Dominic Cooper
Sarah Gadon


This new film depicts Dracula as a flawed hero with a tragic love story set in a time of war and magic.