The Rock and football – could there be a better combination? HBO certainly doesn’t think so as they have given a series order for Ballers, starring and produced by Dwayne Johnson. Auditions for this high pedigree production are being held now and producers and casting directors are accepting submissions from actors of all ages today.
Ballers will complicated lives of a group of active and retired football players that live in the Miami area. Each week the audience will see more and more of what it is truly like to have otherworldly skill, unbelievable amounts of money and all of the trappings that come along with them. In addition to Johnson (Walking Tall, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Furious 7) a championship supporting cast has been assembled which will include the talents of Omar Benson Miller (CSI: Miami, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 8 Mile), John David Washington
(The Book of Eli, Malcolm X), Jazmyn Simon (Hello Ladies, Welcome to the Family, Parks and Recreation), Taylor Cole (Supernatural, Two and a Half Men, The Glades), Golden Globe nominee Troy Garity (Sunshine, Gangster Squad, Conspiracy Theory) and 2-time Emmy Award winner Rob Corddry (Muppets Most Wanted, The Way Way Back, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). The series is being brought to the HBO airwaves by the estimable producing trio of Mr. Johnson, Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, Entourage, In Treatment) and Emmy Award nominee Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Battleship, Friday Night Lights) who will also direct the pilot episode.
Auditions for this fantastic HBO series are happening now and will be held all throughout the season’s shooting. Interested actors of all ages can apply for available roles of various sizes by sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for all further casting updates and leave a comment about what you think of the show in the space below and tell us why you want to be considered for a part in Ballers featuring Dwayne Johnson.