Last Updated: 05/15/2006
Universal Pictures Feature Film "The Kingdom" Casting Information
"The Kingdom" centers on Jamie Foxx's character, who is leading an elite
team of counter-terrorism investigators who work in a previously off-limits
desert kingdom trying to find those responsible for a deadly bombing attack
on American workers in the Middle East.
Casting Males ages 15 to 100 with Middle Eastern features: Arab,
Mediterranean, Turkish, Armenian, Persian, Pakistani, East Indian, etc.
Females and Children are needed as well but right now we are only accepting
Males at the following two casting calls. We will utilize over 3400 people
over the duration of this film. We are very grateful to everyone that can
make it to the following casting calls! Tell your friends and family as well
that fit the above requirements.
Background Talent (Movie Extras) - We are casting background extra roles.
Talent will play various townspeople, soldiers, guards, etc. These roles are
extremely important to the success of this film! Although you are not
technically the stars, these roles will be heavily featured throughout the
Speaking Parts and Featured Roles - We are looking for the following:
* Arabic speaking 8 year old Grandson (speaking role)
* Two Arabic speaking Saudi Boys (speaking role)
* Arab girl 7 years old, or close to (non-speaking role, acting
* 15 year old Arab Grandson (non-speaking role, acting involved)
If you have family members that fit these speaking roles please call (602)
224-5888 Ext. 102 and leave your contact information. We will schedule an
audition for you.
Due to the summer heat, shooting will begin in the early morning and end by
mid afternoon. Talent will be on set approximately 8 to 10 hours each day
with possibility of longer. Although shooting will take place Monday
through Friday, you can work multiple days on set if you have the
availability, or you can choose to only work a couple of days. We will try
to work around talent schedules. For filming continuity, some of the movie
extra roles require that the talent commit to multiple days. The more you
can work the better.
Background extras - $75.00 per day up to ten hours and then time and a half
over ten hours. Meals are provided on set.
Speaking Roles - Current SAG rate. Meals are provided on set.
An entire town has been built in East Mesa to provide the backdrop for this
production. Shooting will be done entirely at this location. You will need
to provide your own transportation to the set.
Casting Call Information
We are holding two special casting calls for our male talent ages 15 to 100
that have Middle Eastern features: Arab, Mediterranean, Turkish, Armenian,
Persian, Pakistani, East Indian, etc. at the following locations.
Tempe Casting Call
Sunday, May 21st
Holiday Inn Hotel-California Room
915 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
Show up anytime between 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Central Phoenix Casting Call
Monday, May 22nd
Grace Lutheran Church-Hope Hall
1124 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Show up anytime between 1:00pm to 6:00pm
PLEASE BRING A PEN TO THE CASTING CALL!
For males, females and children with Middle Eastern features only, please
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com?subject=The Kingdom> and include the
* Your Name(s) and Age(s)
* Contact Information
* Recent Photo (If you have one)
Or drop off or mail a photo to MovieWork Now Casting, 4700 E. Thomas Rd.,
Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am to
5:30pm. Once again this link is only for talent that fit the above
We will be casting all ethnicities of all ages: Caucasion, Hispanic, Native
American, Asian, African American, etc. Please register online
<http://www.movieworknow.com/register.aspx> to be considered for this
project and other upcoming MovieWork Now Casting projects.
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