Casting calls in Mississippi for feature film 'The Sound and The Fury' directed by and starring James Franco

The Sound and The Fury Mississippi Open Casting Call

'The Sound and The Fury' is seeking actors, extras, and crew members in Mississippi.
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Update 9-16-2013: Immediate casting needs are posted below.

RabbitBandidi Productions and Untitled Entertainment are getting ready to begin shooting the indie feature film "The Sound and The Fury" and the casting director has sent out a casting call for people located in Mississippi to appear in the film as fully paid general extras and featured background actors. These are fully paid positions and there is no previous experience required. The movie is an adaptation of the William Faulkner novel of the same name. Principal photography begins September 20, 2013 in Jackson, Mississippi.

The "Sound and The Fury" tells the story of the Compson family, a Mississippi clan that has fallen on hard times at the turn of the century. Narrative is told in four parts through the eyes of the family's three brothers and a servant named Dilsey. The brothers are obsessed with their sister, who was pushed out of the house for her unruly ways. Academy Award nominee James Franco will star in "Sound and The Fury", and will also direct from an adapted screenplay that he wrote with Matt Rager.

Vince Jolivette and Miles Levy will produce for Franco's production company RabbitBandini Productions. Untitled Entertainment owner and founder Jason Weinberg will also produce. In addition to producing films, Weinberg is a talent manager that represents such actors as Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Kate Hudson, Milla Jovovich, SofĂ­a Vergara, Jessica Lange, and Brooke Shields just to name a few. Lee Caplin will executive produce.

"The Sound and The Fury" Casting Call Details

The casting director for the indie feature film "The Sound and The Fury" is seeking people of all ages and types to appear in the film as general extras and featured background actors in the film. These are fully paid positions and require no acting or background performing experience. The following will be updated as casting needs change.

URGENT - The following is needed in the Carrolton, Mississippi area:

[BABIES] Caucasian. Between 8-9 months of age.
[TODDLERS] Caucasian. 1-1/2 years of age.

MUST be available in the Carrolton, Mississippi area to work on Saturday, September 28th.

To be considered, submit parent/guardian name, baby/toddler name and age (include date-of-birth), city you reside in Mississippi, and two photos of baby/toddler.

Email to the following:

In the subject line of your email please put the following: "Your Name" for BG for TSTF - Category # Baby or Toddler

**They will book from photo - no auditions.**

URGENT - The following is needed in the Carrolton, Mississippi area:

[CIVIL WAR GENERAL REENACTOR] Must have own costume/uniform.

If you are local to the Carrollton MS or Jackson MS area, please email the production with:

1. Name
2. Age and Date of Birth
3. City in which you reside in Mississippi
4. One or Two Photos of you in costume. Include headshot.
5. Best contact information – phone and email

Email to

Be sure to title the message as follows:

"Your Name" for BG for TSTF - Civil War General

**They will book from photo - no auditions.**

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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Principal Actor Casting

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

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Matthew Morgan, CDC
Morgan Casting Inc.
847 Adelaide Street W
Toronto, ON
M6J 3X1


I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


"Project Name"
"Role of _______"

Extras Casting


Matthew Morgan, CDC
Morgan Casting Inc.

Film Crew Members:


Crew members MUST list themselves on the following crew directory to be considered:

Experienced film crew members and production staff located in Mississippi can email resumes to:

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".


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.

Untitled Entertainment
350 South Beverly Drive
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

RabbitBandidi Productions
3500 W. Olive Avenue
Suite 1470
Burbank, CA 91505

Executive Producer:

Lee Caplin


Jason Weinberg


James Franco


James Franco
Dave Franco
Danny McBride
Jon Hamm


A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.