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Extras Casting for “The Trial of The Chicago 7” - New Jersey


Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming feature film “The Trial of The Chicago 7” will be filming in the New Jersey area shortly and the project is looking for folks that live in New Jersey and can pull of a 60’s look.  The movie is also filming in the chicago area as well.

The film’s cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella and Mark Rylance. Aaron Sorkin will be directing the project.

Set in the late 60’s, the story chronicles a very high profile trial of anti-war demonstrators.  The Chicago Seven were seven defendants were arrested during a tumultuous time and their trials and situations made national headlines. The defendants included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner. They were all charged with multiple crimes that included conspiracy, inciting a riot, and various other charges for their parts in anti-Vietnam War protests in Chicago.


Please note that “The Trial of the Chicago 7”  is also casting for background extras in Chicago.


Movie extras in New Jersey:


Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking the following for feature film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” directed & written by Aaron Sorkin:

NJ Locals to portray Students, Activists & Courtroom Spectators.

NON UNION Women & Men, 20s-30s age range

Must have late 1960s appropriate hair/ look.

MEN: Younger men– Hair should be full all around. Shaggy but not long. Men should not have hair past the shoulders. No fades, shaved heads, crew cuts, or super short hair.

WOMEN: Right past shoulder-length hair or shorter. No highlights, odd colors or ombre. No edgy hairstyles. Natural colored hair only, no wigs or extensions.

No visible tattoos or facial piercings or ear gauges.

The Courtroom Scenes will be approximately 12 days of work, between October 30th- November 19th (Mon- Fri schedule). Subject to change. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL 12 DAYS.


Requires a wardrobe fitting beforehand. Fittings are in New Jersey.

There will be NO transportation provided so you must be able to self report to fitting & filming locations.


Please email current selfies/ digital photos to with the subject line marked “NJ LOCAL RESIDENT” and provide the following info in the body of your email:

1) FULL NAME 2) AGE 3) PHONE # 4) CITY YOU RESIDE 5) TYPE OF ID YOU HAVE (US Passport, Greencard, License & SS Card, etc.) 6) SIZES (Men: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe. Women: height, weight, bust-waist-hip, dress size, and shoe) 7) DO YOU HAVE ANY VISIBLE TATTOOS? IF SO, WHERE/ SIZE OF TATTOO? 8) ARE YOU COMFORTABLE AROUND ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE OR HERBAL CIGARETTE SMOKE? 9) ARE YOU WILLING TO RECEIVE A 1960s APPROPRIATE HAIRCUT IF NECESSARY?

**Do not forget to include a few recent photos. We need to see your current look/ hair length**


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