Thursday, February 09, 2012

Upcoming Tom Hanks film casting real salty dogs

Argh, matey? Casting scouts with the soon-to-be shot Tom Hanks flick tentatively called “Captain Phillips” are on the hunt for real-life salty dogs for an upcoming sequence slotted to film beginning March 12.

Based on the memoir, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea," the film centers around the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips who was held captive for five days by Somali pirates.

Hanks is slotted to star in the bio-pic and Kevin Spacey, who spearheaded the fact-based movie about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting called “21” in 2008, will produce with a four-man team that includes Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti from "The Social Network."

Actress Catherine Keener has signed on to play Hanks' wife. Apparently, location scouts have already scoped out homes in Framingham for the upcoming shoot in March.

According to the casting call, CP Casting is looking for four male merchant marines in roles that range in age from 25 to 70 years old.

Here's the lowdown:

Current OR former MERCHANT MARINES, 25-70, all ethnicities for work in a movie in the Boston area in MARCH.

You would need to be available to come to Boston and be put on tape and also available for the shoot for a few days in March.

Please EMAIL: merchantcasting@gmail.com. Include your Merchant Marine experience, age, and your availability from now until April.

Click here for the latest on “Captain Phillips.”

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