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Extras Casting in Chicago for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” - Illinois

Extras Casting in Chicago for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” - Illinois

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The period project is filming in Chicago this fall. Aaron Sorkin is behind the film which seemed to have some funding issues earlier but is set to go now. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” documents actual events that took place in the Vietnam war era and caused a social uproar in the country. Paramount Pictures, Cross Creek and Amblin Partners are all involved in the project.

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.

The incident began on August 28, 1968, in Chicago. 1000’s of protesters joined a march that had violent consequences. Riot police clashed with protesters and deployed tear gas on the group. The rioting lasted days with many physical confrontations between the police and protesters. When the dust settled, there were many arrests and a federal grand jury decided to indict 8 demonstrators and 8 police officers. The number of protesters was later dropped to seven. The trials lasted for over a year with verdicts coming down in early 1970.

See the casting notice below:

Here is the announcement from the extras casting directors:

4 Star Casting is excited to announce we will be casting the extras for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The film starts shooting October 14th!

Based on Oscar-winner Sorkin’s screenplay, The Social Network and West Wing scribe will also direct the film which is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The story is set in 1968 and 1969, but speaks to the divisiveness of our times and how young people can take on power and change the world.

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL – MALE STUDENT-AGED PROTESTERS

FILMING DATES: WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS

TUE., 10/15 and THU., 10/17 OR TUE.,10/15, THU., 10/17, SUN., 10/20, MON., 10/21., TUE., 10/22, WED.,10/23.

MANDATORY WARDROBE FITTING/RATE ($26/2): FRIDAY 10/11 OR MON 10/14

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL RATE: $104/8 ROLE: STUDENT PROTESTERS, 18 – 35. MALE. CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS.

WARDROBE IS LIMITED — ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU ARE INSIDE THE FOLLOWING SIZE RANGES: 30-38 pants, 15-17.5 neck, 38-42 jacket

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN BOOKED ON THIS PROJECT, DO NOT SUBMIT

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “NEW PROTESTER” in the subject line.

In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded in your POP profile AND SEND THEM IN THE EMAIL. We have limited stock and need to know you will fit before sending you to a wardrobe fitting. We need height, weight, collar, sleeve, chest, waist, and shoe.

AGAIN, WE CANNOT BOOK YOU WITHOUT YOUR ACCURATE SIZES.

4) Specify what specific days you can work. (See above for dates needed)

5) If you have facial hair, confirm that you are willing to shave. (Some facial hair is okay, just be honest about your answer)

6) Confirm you can come in Friday (10/11) or Monday (10/14) for a fitting. Fittings will be in downtown Chicago during the day.

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration

UPDATED: LOOKING FOR MALE STUDENT PROTESTERS TO REENACT THE INFAMOUS RIOTS DURING THE 1968 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION!

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL – MALE STUDENT-AGED PROTESTERS!

FILMING DATES: TUE.,10/15, WED., 10/16, SUN., 10/20, MON., 10/21., TUE., 10/22, WED.,10/23 (MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL SIX DATES)

WARDROBE FITTING: (8:30PM-5:30PM) THIS WEEK

It will also be a schedule that starts during the day, moves to split calls, and ends with overnights, so you need to be prepared to commit to the hours.

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL RATE: $104/8

ROLE: STUDENT PROTESTERS, 18 – 35 MALE, CAUCASIAN, ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS OR AFRICAN AMERICAN. We are looking for people size 42 or smaller. You MUST be willing to shave!

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “PROTESTER” in the subject line. In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded in your POP profile

4) Specify what specific days you can work. Again, we are looking for people that can work OCTOBER 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.

5) Confirm that you are willing to shave, if you have facial hair

6) Answer: are you available TODAY (10/8) or TOMORROW (10/9) 8:30 AM-5:30 PM for a fitting in downtown Chicago

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL – STUDENT-AGED PROTESTERS

FILMING DATES:

We are looking for people who are available for ALL of the following dates: OCTOBER 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd

It will also be a schedule that starts during the day, moves to split calls, and ends with overnights, so you need to be prepared for the commitment to the hours.

YOU WILL NEED TO COME IN FOR A FITTING PRIOR TO THE FILMING BEGINS! WE ARE TRYING TO SCHEDULE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.

FEMALE PRESS –

FILMING DATE: OCTOBER 20TH

YOU WILL NEED TO COME IN FOR A FITTING PRIOR TO THE FILMING BEGINS! WE ARE TRYING TO SCHEDULE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE FOR TOMORROW (10/7)!!

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL RATE: $104/8

ROLE: ON SCREEN REPORTER CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS WOMEN. We are looking for someone smaller than a size 10.

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL RATE: $104/8

STUDENT PROTESTERS – 18 – 30, MALE/FEMALE, CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS. Women should be dress size 10 or smaller, men should be suit size 44 or smaller. Men with facial hair MUST be willing to shave!

RIOT POLICE and NATIONAL GUARD –

FILMING DATES: RIOT POLICE – 10/15, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23 NATIONAL GUARD – 10/17

We can possibly book you for both roles if you meet the age and wardrobe size requirements

WARDROBE FITTING: (8:30PM-5:30PM) 10/9, 10/10, or 10/11

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL RATE: $180/8 (real Police and Military rate)

ROLE: RIOT POLICE AGE: 30s-EARLY 40s, MALE, CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS. Must be waist size 38 or smaller. Men with facial hair MUST be willing to shave! ***MUST have real-life Police or Military experience

ROLE: NATIONAL GUARD AGE: 18-30, MALE, CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS, Must be waist size 38 or smaller. Men with facial hair MUST be willing to shave! ***MUST have real-life Police or Military experience

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “PROTESTER” in the subject line. In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded in your POP profile

4) Specify what specific days you can work. Again, we are looking for people that can work OCTOBER 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.

5) Confirm that you are willing to shave, if you have facial hair

6) Confirm if you are available TOMORROW (10/3) 8:30 AM-5:30 PM for a fitting in downtown Chicago

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration.

UPDATED: LOOKING FOR MALE STUDENT PROTESTERS TO REENACT THE INFAMOUS RIOTS DURING THE 1968 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION!

AARON SORKIN’S – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 CASTING CALL – MALE STUDENT-AGED PROTESTERS!

FILMING DATES: TUE.,10/15, SUN., 10/20, MON., 10/21., TUE., 10/22, WED.,10/23 (MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL FIVE DATES)

WARDROBE FITTING: (8:30PM-5:30PM) THIS WEEK

It will also be a schedule that starts during the day, moves to split calls, and ends with overnights, so you need to be prepared to commit to the hours.

LOCATION: CHICAGO, IL RATE: $104/8

ROLE: STUDENT PROTESTERS, 18 – 30 MALE, CAUCASIAN OR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS. We are looking for people size 42 or smaller. You MUST be willing to shave!

To be considered, you must have a POP Profile. To create a profile, click the following link and then follow the instructions on sending the submission e-mail: https://4starcasting.portal.wegotpop.com/apply

If you already have a POP profile, you may continue with the submission email.

Send an email to extras4chicago7@gmail.com with “PROTESTER” in the subject line. In the body of the email:

1) Confirm you have a POP Profile

2) Include the following information: Name, phone, email, AND a quick photo of your CURRENT LOOK – it must absolutely represent and reflect your current look, hairstyle, facial hair, etc

3) Confirm that your current measurements are uploaded in your POP profile

4) Specify what specific days you can work. Again, we are looking for people that can work OCTOBER 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd.

5) Confirm that you are willing to shave, if you have facial hair

6) Answer: are you available TODAY (10/7) or TOMORROW (10/8) 8:30 AM-5:30 PM for a fitting in downtown Chicago

Once we receive your e-mail submission, we will send an availability check via POP with more specific information. PROMPT RESPONSE TO THIS EMAIL IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

We will be in contact with you via POP if you are in consideration