Talent Search for girl to star in 'Dance of the Mirlitons' with Kristen Bell

Original Film and Cinemagic Productions are currently in pre-production on the feature film 'Dance of the Mirlitons'. Original Film is the production company behind such films as the Fast and Furious films, The Bounty Hunter, I Am Legend, xXx: State of the Union, Made of Honor, and many more. Shooting on 'Dance of the Mirlitons' begins in November, 2010.

Here is what the casting directors are seeking:

JESSE URCHIN: Female, Caucasian 10 to 12 years old. Should be at least a little overweight or awkward in some way, and have some knowledge of Ballet. Jesse is Corrine Urchin's daughter, is a seemingly unassuming girl and an unlikely ballerina. She has a passion for dance, she's thrilled when she's accepted to the Battleboro School for Young Dancers, but outraged to discover that the video tape sent to the school was that of her mother, a former ballet dancer. To make matters worse, innocent and naïve Jesse is relegated to a special education class based simply on her physique. Incensed by this atrociousness, Jesse plots her revenge, becoming tenacious and ambitious to a fault. She heeds the lesson her mother has taught her throughout her childhood, "I am a warrior", and approaches her revenge with that mentality. Further galvanized upon learning that the school will beholding auditions for the coveted role of Sleeping Beauty in the ballet of the same name, Jesse is determined to land the plum role, no matter what it takes.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs to any of the casting offices.

If you are on the East Coast and are interested, please email a recent photo and headshot to casting directors SuzAnne Smith Crowley and Jessica Kelly:

Please put JESSE URCHIN SUBMISSION in the subject line.

If you are on the West Coast, you can submit a photo and resume via postal mail to:

Barbara Fiorentino
Rebecca Mangieri

Wendy Weidman

FMW Casting

6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Suite 100

Los Angeles, CA 90068

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.

Original Film
11466 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Cinemagic Productions
269 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 822
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Barbara Fiorentino
Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
FMW Casting
6767 Forest Lawn Dr., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Principal Actor Casting (New York):

Jessica Kelly
SuzAnne Smith Crowley
Chrystie Street
55 Chrystie Street
Suite 501
Manhattan, NY 10002

Extras Casting: TBA

Producers: Joseph Kline, Hagai Shaham, Joel Michaely, Evan Greenberg

Director/Writer: Evan Greenberg

Starring: Kristen Bell


Single mother Corinne has moved her working-class family to the idyllic town of Battleboro so that her 13 year old daughter Jesse can attend the world-famous Battleboro School For Young Dancers. But when chubby Jesse discovers she's been placed in the special ed program she embarks on a take-no-prisoners mission to land the lead in the school production of Sleeping Beauty.