Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired rights to the film "Hidden".
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Note: For the role of Zoe, the casting directors are now seeking identical twins who are Caucasian females ages 9 - 11 and can play a 7 - 9 year old. This is due to child labor laws that restrict children's working hours. Hiring twins enables the director to swap out the twins playing the same role and film longer shooting days. Non-twins that fit the role can still submit also.
The casting director for the Warner Bros. Pictures elevated horror-thriller feature film "Hidden" is conducting a national talent search to find and unknown girl for the movie's lead role, as well as a young boy for a supporting role. Submissions are being accepted for the young girl role on the film's official casting website, being hosted by Cast It Talent, and are completely free of charge. Mail-in submissions are also being accepted for both roles. SAG-AFTRA talent and non-union talent from any area in the United States will be considered. Filming will begin in Summer, 2012.
Swedish born actor Alexander Skarsgård has signed on to play the father, Ray Hewitt. Skarsgård's star is rapidly rising, his most recent role is in Universal Pictures big-budget feature film "Battleship" starring opposite Liam Neeson and Brooklyn Decker. After production wraps on "Hidden", Skarsgård will executive produce and star in "The Vangaurd," another Warner Bros. Pictures film.
"Hidden" centers on an outgoing, curious, and strong-willed little girl named Zoe, who is trapped in a desperate situation with her parents. Hidden underground for over three-hundred days, Zoe lives in constant fear of the outside and its menacing surface-dwellers discovering her family. With only her beloved doll Olive as a true friend, Zoe feels increasingly trapped by her circumstances, and often finds herself butting heads with her overprotective mother. But when outside forces threaten their safety, Zoe must once again learn to rely on the love and strength of her parents.
The Duffer Brothers, Ross and Matt, will direct "Hidden" from a screenplay based on the 2011 Black List script that they write themselves. North Carolina born and raised, the Duffer's graduated from Chapman University Summa Cum Laude with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. They are an extremely talented filmmaker duo, who have written and directed various short horror films including 2005's award winning "We All Fall Down" and "Eater" in 2007.
Producers Roy Lee, John Middleton and Lawrence Grey will produce "Hidden". The trio have partnered in Primal Pictures, a new genre arm of Vertigo Entertainment. The company will share the first look deal that Vertigo has with Warner Bros. Pictures. Richard D. Zanuck will produce under the banner of his production firm, The Zanuck Company. Rounding out the producing team is Academy Award winner Mason Novick, with Sebastian Aloi executive producer.
To submit an online audition video for the lead role of Zoe, follow the instructions carefully on the following official "Hidden" casting call website:
Warner Bros. Pictures "Hidden" Talent Search
1. When taping yourself, frame the picture just above your head to the bottom of the chest so we can see the face clearly.
2. Next you will 'SLATE' your name and how to contact you. Shoot a few seconds of video of a full body slate -back enough so you can see yourself head to toe. Next, zoom in and tell us your name, age, birthdate, height and weight and a full body shot. Please say these clearly, looking into the camera.
3. Please read BOTH SCENES
You may also email an audition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what the casting director is seeking:
[Zoe "Zozo" Hewitt] Lead Role. Female, Caucasian, 9-11 years of age to play 7-9. Zoe is Claire and Ray's only child. She is an outgoing, curious, and strong-willed little girl trapped in a desperate situation. Hidden underground with her parents for over three-hundred days, Zoe lives in constant fear of the outside and its menacing surface-dwellers discovering her family. With only her beloved doll Olive as a true friend, Zoe feels increasingly trapped by her circumstances, and often finds herself butting heads with her overprotective mother. But when outside forces threaten their safety, Zoe must once again learn to rely on the love and strength of her parents.
[Joey] Supporting Role. Male, Caucasian, 9 to 12 years of age. Zoe's friend, this neighbor boy also flees in a panic with his family. Later, he shows up again under surprising circumstances.
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.
Carmen Cuba Casting
846 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
To Be Announced
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Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Zanuck Company
16 Beverly Park
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
John Powers Middleton
Alexander Skarsgård - Ray Hewitt
To Be Cast - Claire Hewitt
To Be Cast - Zoe "Zozo" Hewitt
To Be Cast - Joey
Ray and Claire Hewitt, along with their curious and strong-willed daughter Zoe, find themselves hiding in an underground shelter for over three-hundred days. They live in fear of the menacing surface-dwellers known as "The Breathers," the result of a mysterious outbreak. When a fire erupts in their hideout, it blows their cover and alerts The Breathers to their presence, causing the Hewitt family to become trapped like rats.