Casting underway for indie thriller film 'Night Moves' starring Dakota Fanning

Acting Auditions Extras Casting Night Moves

"Night Moves" will film in Southern Oregon starting October 16, 2012.
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Note: This film is facing a lawsuit from Edward R. Pressman Film who are seeking damages and a halt to production and sales claiming the movie rips off novel "The Monkey Wrench Gang" which they are turning into a movie

Award winning American indie film screenwriter and director Kelly Reichardt is gearing up to start shooting the thriller film "Night Moves" on October 16, 2012 in Southern Oregon. Casting directors in New York and Los Angeles are auditioning actors for supporting roles, featured roles, and day players. Extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins will be hired in Oregon during filming, in addition to some speaking roles. There are roles for children, teens, and adults. "Night Moves" will be released in theaters sometime in 2013.

"Night Moves" tells the story of three eco-terrorists who work at an organic farm and collaborate on a plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg is playing the role of Josh Stamos, the orchestrator of the plan. Golden Globe Award nominee Peter Sarsgaard has been cast as Harmon, the brains behind construction of the bomb from a quarter ton of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. Two-time Young Artist Awards winner and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Dakota Fanning will play the role of financially wealthy Dena Brauer, who finances the plan.

Kelly Reichardt is directing "Night Moves" from a screenplay that she wrote herself. This will be the fourth film in a row that she has made in Oregon. The previous three were a short film called "Old Joy," then the critically acclaimed films "Wendy and Lucy," and "Meek's Cutoff" - both which starred three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams. All three were based on stories by Primetime Emmy Award nominee and Oregon Native Jonathan Raymond. In addition to filmmaking, Reichardt continues to teach at Bard College in New York.

Producing "Night Moves" is Kelly Reichardt's longtime collaborators Anish Savjani, who owns the Texas-based independent film production company Film Science, and Neil Kopp. Savjani and Kopp have produced all of Reichardt's films except for her first, "River of Grass". Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes will executive produce. Haynes is also a Primetime Emmy nominated director, and Kelly Reichardt began her film career on the crew of Haynes's 1991 feature film directorial debut, "Poison".

Principal Actor Casting

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

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

Los Angeles:

Mark Bennett Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 217
Los Angeles, CA 90036

New York:

Laura Rosenthal Casting
401 Broadway
Suite 711
New York, NY 10013


Simon Max Hill Casting
1121 N Loring Street
Suite 108
Portland OR, 97227

Extras Casting


Simon Max Hill Casting
1121 N Loring Street
Suite 108
Portland OR, 97227

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.

Film Science
201 Lavaca Street
Suite 502
Austin, TX 78701

Producers: Todd Haynes, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani

Director: Kelly Reichardt


Dakota Fanning - Dena Brauer
Jesse Eisenberg - Josh Stamos
Peter Sarsgaard - Harmon


About a group of environmentalists bent on blowing up a dam. "Night Moves" is the name of boat used in the bombing. Eisenberg will play the ringleader, while Fanning will play a wealthy young girl who funds the plan. Sarsgaard will play the mastermind behind the bomb.