Hollywood is coming to Colorado (again)! In the midst of a push by movie boosters to increase the state's film incentives, an initiative born of the fact that filmmakers have largely abandoned the state for cheaper locales, word comes down that Disney will shoot part of a remake of The Lone Ranger here and will hold casting calls next month in Durango, Alamosa and Colorado Springs. The movie's star? Johnny Depp.
Los Angeles-based Sande Alessi Casting is heading up the effort. According to their website, they've cast such films as Austin Powers: Goldmember, Zoolander and Fight Club. The call for The Lone Ranger is specific: they're looking for Asian and Native American men; people with lazy eyes and "grizzled and wrinkled faces;" and circus performers. Know anyone like that? Tell them to get their butts to Durango.
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Read the entire press release from Sande Alessi Casting below:
Sande Alessi Casting -- the Los Angeles-based Casting Directors of Pirates of the Caribbean, Glee, The Social Network and hundreds more amazing projects -- will be holding an open casting call in your area.
Creede: Looking for Asian Men and Native American Men and Men of other ethnicities. All ages over 18. Men only.
Moab: Looking for ALL TYPES of men and women ... ages 18 to 90s, all ethnicities.
Extreme character types -- thin, tall, short, skinny, odd features, huge nose, eyes, ears, lazy eye, grizzled and wrinkled faces, odd body types.
Looking for tall adults over 6'6"
Looking for short adults with heights ranging from 3'0" to 4'5"
Looking for people with any special abilities or circus-type performers.
The Lone Ranger Open Casting Call Schedule
Casting All Types in Durango Friday, March 23, 2012 Your arrival time: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm Fort Lewis College Department Of Theater 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301
Casting Men Only in Alamosa Sunday, March 25th 2012 Your arrival time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm Adams State College Theater Main Street Alamosa, CO
Casting Men Only in Colorado Springs Monday, March 26th 2012 Your arrival time: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, or 6:00pm Theatreworks UCCS/University Hall 3955 Regent Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Casting All Types in Moab, Utah Sunday, April 1st, 2012 Your arrival time: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm Moab Valley Inn 711 S. Main Street Moab, Utah 84532
BRING a 3 x 5 current color photo. (Does NOT have to be professional.) No wigs, makeup or sunglasses in photos and please shoot it from the waist up.
BRING a pen or pencil.
You do not need to prepare for an audition. We will be simply meet you, have you fill out a registration card, attach your photo and send you on your way.
You must be 18 years or older, have a social security number and valid ID. You must be legal to work in the U.S.
Though free parking is provided, please bring change for parking meters in the event that the lot is full.
Thank you, and we can't wait to meet you all!!