Oscar winning producer Greg Shapiro casting two girls to star in the feature film 'Detachment'

Oscar winning producer Greg Shapiro's Kingsgate Films is currently in pre-production on the feature film "Detachment", and Chrystie Street Casting is seeking two girls ages 14 and 16 to star in the film. Greg Shapiro has produced such films as The Hurt Locker, the Harold & Kumar films, and the upcoming Johnny Depp film The Rum Diary. The casting call has gone out in both New York and Los Angeles.

Here is what they are seeking:

This film revolves around mature subject matter.

A small, pretty, 14 Year old girl.
A slightly overweight 16 year old girl.

Erica: 14 years old, any ethnicity. A homeless prostitute who is pretty, small and pale, she is accustomed to being sexually and physically abused. When Henry takes pity on her and brings her home so she can get cleaned up and receive medical attention, she propositions him and is surprised by his refusals. While she lives at Henry’s they fall into a domestic routine, but the situation is temporary. Prone to philosophizing, Erica takes up journaling and confesses her all-encompassing love for Henry. She’s devastated and breaks down into hysterics when he sends her away.

Meredith: 16 years old, any ethnicity. A bit chunky but beautiful, she’s an extremely sensitive, intelligent, and unhappy high school student who finds solace in art and photography. For Meredith, Henry is a godsend teacher, and she is deeply upset when her affection for him is not returned. Troubled and sad, suicidal and possibly suffering from an eating disorder, Meredith poisons a huge batch of cupcakes and hands them out for free, saving the most lethal cake for herself in a school-wide tragedy.

If interested, please email a photo and resume via email to Suzanne at Chrystie Street Casting:

Put "Detachment Girls Casting Call" in the subject line.

Chrystie Street has cast Precious, Sex and the City, Shakespeare In Love, Good Will Hunting, Cider House Rules, Pineapple Express, The Wrestlet, and over 200 more major feature films.

Filming will begin in July, 2010 in New York.

You may also submit a photo and resume via regular mail. See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Principal Actor Casting:

Suzanne Smith Crowley
Jessica Kelly
Chrystie Street Casting
55 Chrystie Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10002

Extras Casting: TBA

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Kingsgate Films
9229 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Paper Street Films
237 Lafayette Street
Suite 2E
New York, NY 10012

Producers: Greg Shapiro, Austin Stark, Benji Kohn

Director: Tony Kaye

Starring: To Be Cast


The tragic modern state of the human condition is explored through the eyes of students and teachers at a failing high school.