The new Amazon series “Utopia” is in production in the Chicagoland area and casting directors at Chicago’s 4 Star Casting have released casting calls to fill various small, background roles in the production.
Utopia has been in the works for some time now. Around this time last year, the show was ordered for 9 episodes. According to various production reports, “Utopia” was originally to be produced with HBO and David Fincher was set to direct. Seems that deal fell through, but the show is back on for Amazon. “Utopia” is adapted for the US by Gillian Flynn from the original show which aired in the UK. Gillian Flynn wrote the book novel “Gone Girl” and also wrote the screenplay for the movie adaptation. Another one of Flynn’s books is being made into a TV show. Her novel “Sharp Objects” is being adapted for HBO and will star Amy Adams.
According to Variety, “Utopia” is the first, of a few projects that Gillian Flynn is involved with for Amazon. Utopia is based on the Dennis Kelly, British, series of the same name. Utopia originally ran for 2 seasons in the UK, a few years back.
“Utopia” centers on a group of people who meet online and find themselves involved in a conspiracy and followed by some kind of an underground, government organization that is wrapped in secrecy. The group finds a comic that changes their lives as they come to suspect that the stories in the book may be more fact than fiction.
Interested? See below for the extras casting calls:
UTOPIA – CASTING CALL:
ROLE: WILSON PHOTO DOUBLE DATE: TH 10/3, FR 10/4, MO 10/7 RATE: $150/8 LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL
Seeking WILSON PHOTO DOUBLE. Male, Short Dark Hair, Beard and Moustache. 5’10, 180lbs, Jacket/Chest: 42, Pants: 34×31
Must be available all day for all three dates – TH 10/3, FR 10/4, MO 10/7
Must be registered with POP to submit.
If you are registered and have open availability for TH 10/3, FR 10/4, MO 10/7, send an email with the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) In the subject line put: WILSON 2) In the body of the email include your: Name, Phone Number, and POP Profile Number 3) Attach one current photo of your face 4) Attach one photo of the backs of your hands – flat against a solid surface
Thank you for submitting. Only those being considered will be contacted.