Indie Rob Lowe feature film 'Knife Fight' auditions and casting calls

The indie political drama "Knife Fight" is currently in production in San Fransisco. The film's starring roles are cast in Los Angeles, and smaller speaking roles, extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles are being cast out of San Fransisco throughout filming.

Knife Fight is a film about the dark side of political operatives. Rob Lowe stars as as a political crisis manager who specializes in playing hardball on behalf of scandal-plagued clients. Scheduled for release at the height of the 2012 presidential election season, "Knife Fight" will put Lowe back in the national political backdrop once again. He presently portrays uncommonly joyful town government official Chris Traeger on the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation," has played senior White House aide Sam Seaborn on "The West Wing" and California senator Robert McCallister on "Brothers and Sisters".

Two time Academy Award winner Bill Guttentag is directing and co-wrote the screenplay with writer Chris Lehane. Guttentag's Oscar wins came in the Best Documentary, Short Subjects category for "Twin Towers" and "You Don't Have to Die". He has also has three additional Oscar nominations in the same category. Daniel Davila and Catherine Davila will oversee production for Divisadero Pictures.

If you are located in the San Fransisco area and would like to be considered for general background extra work, submit a very recent color snapshot along with your physical stats, clothing sizes, and contact information to the following:

Marcy Guiragossian
c/o Nina Henninger Casting
"Knife Fight" Extras
250 Columbus Avenue
Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94133

You can also register on the following site:

"Knife Fight" Extras Registration Form

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:

Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu
"Knife Fight" Casting
Betty Mae Inc.
13375 Beach Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

San Fransisco:

Nina Henninger
"Knife Fight" Casting
250 Columbus Avenue
Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94133

Extras Casting

San Fransisco:

Marcy Guiragossian
c/o Nina Henninger Casting
"Knife Fight" Extras
250 Columbus Avenue
Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94133

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.

Divisadero Pictures
2898 Rowena Avenue
Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Knife Fight, LLC
One Avenue Of The Palms
Building 1
Suite 234
San Francisco, CA 94130


Catherine Davila
Daniel Davila
Guerrino De Luca


Bill Guttentag


Rob Lowe
Jamie Chung
Julie Bowen
Connie Britton
Jennifer Morrison
Rebecca Mader
Titus Welliver


Political consultant Paul Turner (Rob Lowe) is a wheeling, dealing tactical genius who is called in when the ranking politicians of the day are caught, sometimes quite literally, with their pants down. But although Paul's dealings may be cutthroat, his motivations are surprisingly pure. In fact, he feels a moral imperative to put and keep the best person in office - but sometimes, considering the boneheaded and scandalous shenanigans of his high profile clients, that's not such an easy thing. Jamie Chung will play his assistant, who already has a savvy sense of how to spin a negative story. Julie Bowen will play an ambitious TV reporter who has no problem sleeping with Lowe's character for scoops. Connie Britton will play an earthy-crunchy liberal who runs a free clinic and is looking to run for public office. Titus Welliver will play a private investigator on Lowe's payroll. Rebecca Mader will play a masseuse and sometime prostitute who's trying to blackmail a Senator, while Jennifer Morrison will play one of her classmates.