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HBO’s The Plot Against America Casting Extras - New Jersey / New York


The show will be filming in New Jersey / New York and NY based GWC is currently casting paid extras.  This is a period piece and the extras casting directors are looking for people that can pull off a 1940’s look.

According to HBO’s web site, the series is set in New Jersey and the story is told through the eyes of a working class Jewish family. The series is based on the Phillip Roth book of the same name.

HBO has announced that The Plot Against America will be a 6 part miniseries with David Simon and Ed Burns writing.  The pair will also executive produce the show along with the original author, Phillip Roth, and others.  David Simon and Ed Burns were also behind The Wire.

The Plot Against America was published in 2004 and tells the story as an alternative history. In the book’s alternative history, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost the presidential election, after which antisemitism becomes acceptable by the public and Jewish families find themselves being prosecuted. Beating out Roosevelt is Charles Lindbergh, a populist and his administration changes America and steers them towards xenophobia.


GWCI is seeking Caucasian, brunette boys (aged 14-18) to portray young synagogue attendees for the new HBO series PLOT AGAINST AMERICA. This is PAID background work, shoots on 8/27 with a fitting tomorrow 8/21.

If you are interested and available, please email in to with the subject line “FACEBOOK – YOUNG SYNAGOGUE” and include the following information: -name of child -union status (SAG or non) -phone number -age of child -fully avail for shoot date, 8/27, in New Jersey? (need full day availability!) -available for 8/21 fitting in Queens? -ok receiving 1940s hair cut? -sizes: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, and shoe -what forms of ID would you be able to bring to fill out your I9? -confirm child has a valid NY work permit + trust account -include 2-3 current photos that show CURRENT look (hair length, etc.) A waist up and a full body photo would be great!

*Please do not submit if you are not local to the Tri-State area*


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