Friday, May 29, 2009

Ben Affleck's 'The Town' casting in Charlestown

Calling all thugs with a Boston accent. C.P. Casting is holding an open casting call for Ben Affleck's "The Town" from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 at the Charlestown Community Center located at 255 Medford Street.

Casting scouts are looking for men and women over 18 and they're seeking all types--bad guys, neighborhood folks, cops, detectives, wives, girlfriends and mothers. But scouts are specifically looking for locals with Boston accents.

Affleck, currently in town filming the John Wells downsizing drama "The Company Men," is already in pre-production for the Charlestown-based flick "The Town," an adaptation of the blue-collar heist novel "Prince of Thieves" by Chuck Hogan which was written for the big screen by Peter Craig.

The homegrown talent will write, star and direct in the film following a bizarre love triangle involving a crook, a female bankteller and a FBI agent.

Graham King, producer of recently shot "Edge of Darkness" starring Mel Gibson, plans to make a return trip to the Hub with Affleck's "The Town."

Click here the lowdown on "The Town" casting call and here for the size card.


Anonymous said...

Ben Affleck is a talentless hack! He stole the idea for The Town from Mikey O'Dea who was also the writer/director/star of his own movie "Townies." I sent Ben's friend Bubba the Townies script and production handbook that Mikey gave to me and Bubba gave it to Ben. Two weeks later Ben announced The Town! Is nobody original anymore?? O'Dea is submitting his Townies movie as a short film to dozens of Academy accredited festivals this summer. Good luck Mikey!!

Anonymous said...

who stole from who?

"The town" is based on a book, wouldn't then it be the author who stole the idea.

And if they did steal it did you send a script that was not copy written? then it would seem the theft (if any) is your fault.

My question is when did O'dea first write and publish his script?

Prince of Thieves was published in 04.

Anonymous said...

that is exactly why producers, agents and film companies will not except unknown script submissions.

Someone randomly sends in a script then accuses them of stealing it because the prodco was working on something similar.

I'd have to assume this has been in the planning stages for a while. Be realistic, even Ben Afflack isn't going to get an "idea", put together financing, a production team and then announce it in a matter of 2 weeks.

I wish O'dea luck with his film but trashing Ben Afflack for "stealing it" online isn't going to help your friend's career.

especially when it wasn't Ben's idea. It's based on a book.

Anonymous said...

Mike O'Dea AKA Mike Kenney is a fraud himself. Not from Charlestown, no jail time as advertised....proud graduate of Reading HS to be exact! Don't make yourself look foolish by talkin' up "Mikey"... I think its rather bold that on the Townies short film site (AKA Code of Silence) that Mr Kenny states Ben Affleck's The Town is based on Townies... talentless fool

Kathleen said...

I'm not aware that anywhere on the COS website Mr. O'Dea specifically says The Town is based on Townies. Perhaps closer read may suggest that the script, notes, etc for Townies was provided as indicated in the first post here - and that it was the concept of writing/directing/staring in the film, he Tt seemed a potentially "confiscated" idea. The Town is based on a book yes, but there is definitely a chance Affleck hadn't planned on playing all 3 roles until the success O'Dea had doing such in Townies was brought to light... Whether or not Mr. O'Dea used to be someone else or not - who cares? Is there anyone in Hollywood is really is who they say they are or were? So don't make a mountain out of a molehill. Talent is talent. Affleck is great off screen, onscreen - he's seems to have lost some of the sparkle maybe that will come back? O'Dea is also very talented, on and off screen - and has a very loyal, if small, fan base, building every day; and a new movie in the works which promises to be something quite BIG.. I wish the best of luck to both "sides"... and you need to grow up.

Lori said...

p/s just because someone changes their name does not make them a fraud and he said he is not from Charlestown and he did spend time getting in trouble,,,he isnt a just sound jealous and envious actually...Mikes gonna be huge, and you will be eating your :) have a good one !

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I am wrong. Mike Kenny/Odea never publicly apologized for his actions with the shootout without permit thing. There were women and children in a nearby park that were terrified and he smiled about it all. I agree Mike O has talent and some fans, but he gotta be careful and get the permits...
Charlestown is officially open for anyone to ride its coattails, but we know the truth.

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