OPEN CASTING CALL!
Seeking far and wide, for male teens, 15-17, on the Autism spectrum, to play American for the LEADING ROLE in a movie based on the acclaimed novel, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT- TIME by Mark Haddon.
Christopher is a unique, charming, brilliant, and socially awkward teenager who is on the autism spectrum. He is a very gifted mathematician and curious with a capital “C.” He should feel like a boy becoming a man.
When Christopher discovers his next-door neighbor’s dog, Wellington, with a garden fork in his chest, dead on the lawn, he sets out to discover who killed the pup. His search takes him out of his comfort zone in his small suburban neighborhood to the big city by bus. Besides solving the mystery of the dog’s murder, Christopher goes on an emotional journey that would rock the world of any 15 year old.
He uncovers truths about his parents, fidelity, love, and betrayal; and in the process, he learns how to deal with his emotions, dig deep in his heart for forgiveness, and understand the world, even when he discovers that world we live in is sometimes one without logic or fairness.
** Studio: Warner Bros.
** Re-set in North America, contemplated to film sometime in 2020.
** We are currently searching only for the role of Christopher. We are open to both professional and non-professional performers of ANY ethnicity who are neurodiverse and are encouraging individuals on the autism spectrum to submit for this project.
If you would like to submit for this project…
Please send picture/resume for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to submit: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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