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    Harrison Ford Joins The Secret Life of Pets 2 Cast in His First Ever Animated Movie

    Animation studio Illumination Entertainment had a huge hit with 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets, so a sequel was inevitable. But The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast just got a whole lot more interesting, because Harrison Ford has come on board in his first voiceover role for an animated feature film. And that’s not all – Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish is also going to be in this movie, which is about as perfect an addition to that world as I could imagine.

    Learn about even more new cast members below, including the actor tasked with taking over the lead character’s voice.

    The Secret Life of Pets was a box office juggernaut in 2016, pulling in over $875 million worldwide. The film followed a terrier named Max whose happy life with his owner was upended when the owner brings home a new dog named Duke. Louis C.K. voiced Max in the original, but considering he’s since become mired in a sexual misconduct scandal and rightfully retreated from the public eye, he’s being replaced as the lead.

    Deadline reports that Patton Oswalt will take over as the voice of Max, and he’ll be joined by Ford, Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes. All of those performers have distinct and entertaining voices, so on paper, they should work particularly well here. (It should be especially fun to see Haddish reunite with Kevin Hart after their upcoming live-action movie Night School.)

    The outlet claims Ford will “lead the cast” in the sequel, but it’s unclear if they’re referring to the actual plot of the story (which is still under wraps) or if they’re just saying he’s the biggest actor among the cast. Returning players from the first movie include Kevin HartJenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, and Bobby Moynihan.

    Ford has done some voice work on very rare occasions in the past, lending his gravelly intonations to the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game and voicing the Ocean in this conservation ad from 2014:

    It’s easy to imagine him voicing a gruff, menacing pet, but I’m hoping the sequel tones down its manic antics this time around. The first film was a chaotic mess, a Toy Story riff with no discernible themes or interests beyond shutting kids up and giving tired parents an excuse to sit in an air-conditioned theater for 90 minutes. Here’s hoping Ford’s first foray into animated features has a lot more on its mind.

    The Secret Life of Pets 2, which will also feature the return of director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch, will hit theaters on June 7, 2019.

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    Casting call in USA: Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' Season 2 Charleston Casting Call for Families

    BGRated Casting Call: Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' Season 2 Charleston Casting Call for Families

    Mr. Mercedes season 2 is now casting for families for a photo shoot in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on April 27th in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE (early 40’s) to portray Mom in photo. Will be photo selected by director.
    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN TEEN MALE (ages 13-15) to be photo double a in photo. Should not be taller than 5’8 (5’3-5’7ish) and should be of slender build. Fair to medium skin tone.
    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL. Ages 8 -11. Fair skin to medium tone. Will be photo double in a photo shoot.
    About Mr. Mercedes:
    Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s 2014 book of the same name, follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
    To audition for a role on Mr. Mercedes, check out the casting call details below.
    Mr. Mercedes Casting Call
    MR. MERCEDES (Charleston, SC) NEEDING FOR FRIDAY 4/27.
    MOM , SON, DAUGHTER FOR PHOTO SHOOT.
    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE (early 40’s) to portray Mom in photo. Will be photo selected by director.
    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN TEEN MALE (ages 13-15) to be photo double a in photo. Should not be taller than 5’8 (5’3-5’7ish) and should be of slender build. Fair to medium skin tone.
    1 AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL. Ages 8 -11. Fair skin to medium tone. Will be photo double in a photo shoot.
    MUST BE 100% AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY.
    Submissions should be sent to [email protected] with heading FRI. PHOTO SHOOT REQUEST.
    Please make sure you include 2 CURRENT Photos (one full length & one closer up) Name, Age, Phone, Height/Weight,Clothing Sizes, City/State you reside and description and location of any visible tattoos or piercings.

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    Casting call #Canada: COMMERCIAL CASTING CALL FOR REAL GRANDFATHERS & GRANDSONS – PAYS $4,000.00 PER PERSON – BGRated Canada

    BGRated Casting Call: COMMERCIAL CASTING CALL FOR REAL GRANDFATHERS & GRANDSONS – PAYS $4,000.00 PER PERSON – BGRated Canada

    Powerhouse Casting in Toronto is
    SEEKING REAL GRANDFATHERS & GRANDSONS
    for a TV commercial

    .
    NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    Just looking for a the real deal

    .
    PRODUCTION TITLE:  PROJECT INTERNET

    MEDIA: COMMERCIAL

    STATUS: NON-UNION

    Must be available for the following dates:
    AUDITION DATES: APRIL 26TH AND 27TH

    AUDITION LOCATION: TORONTO

    CALL-BACK DATE: APRIL 30TH

    WARDROBE/FITTING DATE: TBC

    SHOOT DATE: MAY 6TH OR MAY 7TH (Talent needed for ONE of those days)

    SHOOT LOCATION: TORONTO/GTA

    PAY RATE: $4,000.00 PER PERSON

    .
    CASTING:

    GRANDFATHER AND GRANDSON – ANY RACE
    – Grandfather would be in his 60s or 70s
    – Grandson would be appx. 6 years old

    .
    SUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    1 – PLEASE EMAIL RECENT PICTURES & YOUR CONTACT INFO
    2 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
    3 – MENTION YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON BGRated CANADA
    4 – PLEASE USE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: GRANDFATHER/GRANDSON –
    (Subject Line Example: GRANDFATHER/GRANDSON – JOHN DOE)

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.



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    Casting call in USA: Taraji P. Henson's 'What Men Want' Casting Call for Parents and Kids

    BGRated Casting Call: Taraji P. Henson's 'What Men Want' Casting Call for Parents and Kids

    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on May 16th in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    Parents(6) year olds ONLY.
    About What Men Want:
    What Men Want remake of 2000 Mel Gibson movie What Women Want is coming soon. The 2000 film, What Women Want, centered around Mel Gibson as an advertising executive who is suddenly granted the ability read women’s minds and then uses that to sell them things and seduce them. And then in the process, he finds out that women are people who should be respected!
    Now a new movie inspired by the same premise is on the way to theaters with the genders flipped. According to Deadline, the forthcoming What Men Want will star Taraji P. Henson who plays “a female sports agent who has constantly been boxed out by her male colleagues.” She then uses her ability to hear men’s thoughts to her advantage at work.
    Related: Taraji P. Henson’s ‘What Men Want’ To Film in Georgia
    To audition for a role in the upcoming feature film, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    What Men Want Casting Call
    What Men Want (film)
    PARENTS WITH A SIX YEAR OLD, ARE YOU READY?
    Please see the kids email address you need to submit to…
    Parents(6) year olds ONLY.
    Email: [email protected]
    Subject Line: Kid 5/16
    Do NOT SUBMIT YOUR 5 YEAR OLD. Work times are different from a six year old. PER PRODUCTION, NO (5) YEAR OLDS please.
    Do not submit if you have not registered your child with the department of labor.
    NOW CASTING!
    AGE: 6 years old (DO SUBMIT 5, 8, 9, 10 Year olds) those age ranges are too big.
    Birthday party scene!
    Location: Decatur, Ga
    Rate: $88/8
    Call time: TBD
    Date: Wednesday May 16th
    Location filming: S.E. Atlanta, Ga area
    EMAIL (3) recent photos of child
    Email: [email protected]
    EMAIL (3) recent photos of child
    Parent Name
    Child’s Name
    Child’s Age
    Telephone number
    Child’s certification #
    **Last 4 digits of social**
    **Date of birth**
    LIST/DISTANCE TO South East, Atlanta, Ga area.
    Please list set experience
    Child’s Ht:
    Child’s Wt:
    Sizes
    Shirt
    Pant
    Shoe
    The requested info above allows us to pull approval info from the Department of Labor to book your child.
    PLEASE LIST/DISTANCE TO South East, Atlanta, Ga area.
    Email: [email protected]
    Subject Line: Kid 5/16
    This films Wednesday May 16th

    Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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    Casting call in USA: KFC Commercial Casting Call for Background Actors (Pay is $200/Day)

    BGRated Casting Call: KFC Commercial Casting Call for Background Actors (Pay is $200/Day)

    KFC commercial casting call for background extras in Austin, Texas.
    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on April 29th in Austin, Texas.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    “One Man Band” BG- Men and Women, ages 21-26, any ethnicity. Street feel, youthful, guys and gals hanging out in a big city like New York, or Houston, or LA, or New Orleans!
    To audition for ar ole in the upcoming KFC commercial, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    KFC Commercial Casting Call
    CASTING BACKGROUND // $200! Submit ASAP!! 🙂
    Type: Commercial
    Name: KFC
    Rate: $200
    Shoot: April 29
    CASTING:
    “One Man Band” BG- Men and Women, ages 21-26, any ethnicity. Street feel, youthful, guys and gals hanging out in a big city like New York, or Houston, or LA, or New Orleans!
    SUBMISSIONS:
    Interested in submitting? Email us at [email protected] with the following info ASAP:
    *Name:
    *Contact Info:
    *City of current residence:
    *Recent photos (one close up, one full body)
    *Confirm you are avail all day on all 3 shoot days.
    *Use the subject line “KFC BG”
    Related: 

    Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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    Casting call in USA: Michael B. Jordan's 'Creed 2' Casting Call for a Night Club Scene

    BGRated Casting Call: Michael B. Jordan's 'Creed 2' Casting Call for a Night Club Scene

    Sylvester Stallone‘s Creed 2 starring Michael B. Jordan casting call for a nightclub scene Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on April 27th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    Heery Loftus Casting is looking for the following for FRIDAY 4/27. This is a nightclub scene and needed are Men & Women 20-35 who can portray club going Eastern European types (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Serbian, German, Hungarian, Romanian etc…)
    About Creed 2:
    Adonis Creed tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the man who killed his father. The movie stars Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, and Michael B. Jordan. The movie will be directed by  Steven Caple Jr.
    To audition for a role in Creed 2, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    Creed 2 Casting Call
    Heery Loftus Casting is looking for the following for FRIDAY 4/27. This is a nightclub scene and needed are Men & Women 20-35 who can portray club going Eastern European types (Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Serbian, German, Hungarian, Romanian etc…) Please submit a photo and your cell phone # to [email protected]. Put “Nightclub” in the subject line. This is shooting in Philadelphia. This is an indoor shoot and will be 10-12 hour days starting early evening Friday. Paid positions.

    Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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    Casting call in USA: Own an Old Car? Oprah's 'Love Is' is Looking for You

    BGRated Casting Call: Own an Old Car? Oprah's 'Love Is' is Looking for You

    Oprah Winfrey networks’ OWN series Love Is is now casting couples in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Monday, April 30th in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    Brandi is looking for background to work as neighbors with period autos for a scene working on Monday April 30th. The scene takes place in the late 1990’s, so you MUST have a vehicle that is in good condition that is 1998 or older.
    About OWN’s Love Is…:
    The series centers around the love story between a modern-day power couple. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad and to the ‘90s when the love story began.
    Weaver will play Nuri, a bubbly personality with big dreams who is struggling to make a name for herself as a sitcom staff writer while struggling an assortment of romances that only leave her party fulfilled. After she meets Yasir, himself unemployed and barely holding onto his dreams, Nuri changes all her opinions about what she expects from a man because she’s just found the one who is perfect for her.
    Yasir is an aspiring writer-director who is down to his last two unemployment checks and lives (unhappily) with his on-again/off-again ex. But after meeting the stunning Nuri, Yasir finds a reason to alter his life and the drive to access his potential.
    To audition for a role in the new TV series, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    Oprah’s Love Is Casting Call
    ***LOVE IS_***
    **New Faces**
    *1998 or older Period Autos needed!*
    Work date: Monday 4/30
    Brandi is looking for background to work as neighbors with period autos for a scene working on Monday April 30th. The scene takes place in the late 1990’s, so you MUST have a vehicle that is in good condition that is 1998 or older. You must be a NEW FACE to this show, meaning you and your auto should have NEVER WORKED on Love Is_! If you are a male or female, any ethnicity, any age range, who has a 1998 or older vehicle, in good condition, and you and your vehicle have never worked on the show, and you are available next Monday April 30th, please send an e-mail with a current photo of you AND the vehicle with contact information to [email protected]. Please put “NEW AUTO” in the subject line. I do not have a location at this time, so you must be open to any location. Thank You.

    Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.
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    Casting call #Canada: TV SERIES CASTING CALL – "JUST LIKE MOM & DAD" – BGRated Canada

    BGRated Casting Call: TV SERIES CASTING CALL – "JUST LIKE MOM & DAD" – BGRated Canada

    JUST LIKE MOM & DAD IS NOW CASTING NEW EPISODES!

    OPEN TO CANADIAN AND USA RESIDENTS

    Just Like Mom & Dad is casting contestants for new episodes with more fun questions and questionable baking!

    We’re looking for dynamic duos consisting of one parent and one child between 8-15 years of age. Teams should be fun, energetic and unique.

    Does your family have what it takes?

    Non-union only
    Open to Canadian and USA Residents
    Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation to and from auditions and tapings.

    CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND APPLY TODAY!



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    Casting call in USA: 'Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets' Atlanta Casting Call for High School Students

    BGRated Casting Call: 'Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets' Atlanta Casting Call for High School Students

    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Wednesday, April 25th in Newnan, Georgia.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    Central Casting is currently casting FEMALE that that 18 years old and look younger so that they can portray HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS and fit the following REQUIREMENTS:
    Height: No taller than 5’7
    Dress size: No bigger than a size 8
    About DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS:
    Details for the movie have not been released but, the upcoming feature film may be based on the novel of the same name. The novel, written by Evan Roskos, centers around James. Throughout the course of the story, James tries to discover the cause of his sister being kicked out of the house. He isn’t getting answers from his parents or Jorie, and the principal and teachers often give him conflicting stories. As he discovers the difficulties his sister endured, he learns a little more about himself and is able to see things in a much clearer light.
    Related: Need a Job? ‘Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets’ is Now Hiring Crew
    To audition for a role in the new movie, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    ‘Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets’ Casting Call
    **NEW FILM*** DR. BIRD
    MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!
    Date: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 25th
    Location: Newnan, GA
    Rate: $94/10
    ***MUST BE OKAY IN A SHORT SKIRT SCHOOL UNIFORM***
    Central Casting is currently casting FEMALE that that 18 years old and look younger so that they can portray HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS and fit the following REQUIREMENTS:
    Height: No taller than 5’7
    Dress size: No bigger than a size 8
    ***MUST BE OKAY IN A SHORT SKIRT SCHOOL UNIFORM***
    If this is you, please email your legal name, contact phone number, and 2 PHOTOS (1 head shot, 1 full length photo – NO FILTERS) and current sizes to [email protected]
    Subject line: SKIRT

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    Casting call in USA: CBS '$1' Series Pittsburgh Casting Call for a Flashback Scene

    BGRated Casting Call: CBS '$1' Series Pittsburgh Casting Call for a Flashback Scene

    CBS TV Pilot $1 is now casting extras for a flashback scene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Tuesday, May 1st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Producers are seeking the following types:

    We are looking for people with cars that are from 1998 or earlier on TUESDAY- MAY 1st!
    We are also looking for people to work on Tuesday – MAY 1st who can portray people from the 90’s!
    About $1:
    In $1, the path of the dollar bill and point of view in each episode paint a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as its secrets are revealed. The show stars John Carroll Lynch.
    To audition for a role in $1, check out the casting call breakdown below.
    $1 TV Pilot Casting Call
    FOR $1 – CBS TV SERIES _PITTSBURGH AND SURROUNDING AREAS ONLY.
    We are looking for people with cars that are from 1998 or earlier on TUESDAY- MAY 1st!
    If you have an older car and are available to work, please email us!
    We are also looking for people to work on Tuesday – MAY 1st who can portray people from the 90’s!
    If you work this day – we likely cannot use you again because it is a small flashback scene – so if you can only work one day, Pick this one!
    Email us at [email protected]
    Please include information about your car if you are submitting with a car from 1998 or earlier (make, model,year)
    Please write MAY 1ST WITH CAR if you are submitting with a car.
    Please write 1998 if you are just submitting yourself.
    Please include current photo of yourself, height, weight, name, age, and phone number in both emails!

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