Casting full time stand-in for Reese Witherspoon for Fox Searchlight Pictures feature film 'Wild'

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Reese Witherspoon plays the role of Cheryl Strayed in the feature film 'Wild'.
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River Road Entertainment and Pacific Standard are currently in pre-production on the Fox Searchlight Pictures true-story drama feature film "Wild" to be filmed in the Portland, Oregon area beginning October 5, 2013. The production has sent out an open casting call notice seeking a full time stand-in and photo-double for Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who is starring in the lead role. Feature film stand-ins work directly under the director of photography, and also work closely with the star for which the stand-in is hired. The stand-in enters the set in between actual takes, and is used in place of the starring actor for purposes of lighting, camera blocking, etc. Stand-ins are members of the "second team". Extras are also being cast.

"Wild" is based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, "Wild" powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Award winning Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée will direct "Wild" from as adapted screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Nick Hornby. Vallée made his directorial debut with "Liste noire", which was nominated for nine Genie Awards, including nods for Vallée's direction and editing. His fourth feature film "C.R.A.Z.Y." received further critical acclaim and was a financial success. It dominated both the Genie and Jutra Awards, winning awards for Best Film and Best Director at both. Vallée's next film "The Young Victoria" received three Academy Award nominations, while his sixth film, "Café de Flore", was the most nominated film at the 32nd Genie Awards. Vallée recently completed directing "Dallas Buyers Club" starring Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, and Jennifer Garner.

In addition to starring in "Wild", Reese Witherspoon is also producing under the banner of her production company Pacific Standard, along with her partner Bruna Papandrea. The duo joined forces in March, 2012 to launch the new production banner and fold a number of projects into the partnership from their pre-existing companies Type A Films and Make Movies. Academy Award nominee Bill Pohlad will also produce "Wild" for River Road Entertainment. Nathan Ross and writer Nick Hornby will executive produce. Claudia Lewis and David Greenbaum will oversee production for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

"Wild" Reese Witherspoon Stand-In / Photo Double Casting Call Details

Interested talent must be based in Oregon or Washington, and able to work as a local in Portland for the duration of filming beginning October 5, 2013.

[REESE WITHERSPOON STAND-IN] Female, 5'0 - 5'2. Must wear a dress size 0-2. Must have blonde hair.

If selected, would work 5 days a week (mostly Mon-Fri, although some Saturday’s may be needed) MUST BE 100% available starting October 5, 2013 through Thanksgiving. NO SCHEDULE CONFLICTS WHATSOEVER!

Pay is $125/day for 8 hrs minimum plus overtime. Typical shoot days are 12-14 hrs. This would be a great opportunity to work on set and gain valuable experience. MUST have own transportation and be at least 18 years old or older.

To be considered, submit the following ASAP:

RECENT PHOTO: head shot & full body shot (make sure photos show current hair style, length & color)
ON-CAMERA EXPERIENCE (if any, but not necessary)

Email to the following:

Put "WILD STAND-IN" in the subject line of the email.

"Wild" Extras Casting Call Details

The following types are neededin Bend and Ashland, Oregon to work as extras and featured background actors. There will be some scenes shot in the Portland area as well. These are fully paid positions and no previous experience in required.

IN BEND they are looking for people 25-50 years old. Especially needing men with beards and shaggy hair to play hikers and people who have vehicles (cars, trucks, jeeps,etc) that are pre 1995. Filming will be in and around the Bend area in early to mid October and people will be needed 1-3 days.

IN ASHLAND they looking for ALL TYPES of people. Especially needing the following - hippies, deadheads, punk rockers, grunge, people with tattoos/piercings, dreadlocks, etc. While the majority of people cast will be adults, they are also looking for some kids 4-7 years old. In addition, they need people who have vehicles (cars, trucks, jeeps,etc) that are pre 1995. They are looking to cast a couple hundred people! Filming will be in Ashland for 1 day in late October.

To be considered, fill out the online registration form (free):

Extras Only Registration

Project Code: BEND (for those in & around Bend)
Project Code: ASHLAND (for those in & around Ashland)

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

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Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Melissa Pryor
David Rubin Casting
145 S. Fairfax Avenue
Stuite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Lana Veenker
Cast Iron Studios
1430 SE 3rd Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97214


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting


Danny Stoltz
Extras Only
635 NW 16th Avenue
Suite A
Portland, OR 97209

Film Crew


Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Portland can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".


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.

Pacific Standard
9720 Wilshire Blvd.
Fourth Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

River Road Entertainment
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 620N
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Fox Searchlight Pictures
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producer:

Nathan Ross
Nick Hornby


Bruna Papandrea
Reese Witherspoon
Bill Pohlad


Nick Hornby


Jean-Marc Vallée -


Reese Witherspoon - Cheryl Strayed


After her marriage fails and her mother dies, a woman decides to hike 1000 miles of the Pacific Crest trail alone.