The upcoming Amazon feature film “Wonderstruck” is now filming and casting directors are looking for boys to play Boy Scouts. The movie starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, will tell the story of a young boy in the Midwest and a young girl in New York simultaneously and how their lives intersect fifty years later. The movie is based on a children’s book. According to Variety, “Wonderstruck” traces the gradually weaving stories, though set 50 years apart, of two deaf children who both wish their lives had been different: Rose dreams of a mysterious actress, Ben of the father he has never known. Their stories will finally intertwine as both children set out on quests to find what they are missing: A family.
Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking boys ages 9 to 13 years old who are non-union. They are open to boys of all ethnicities for the shoot. It will be filming on Saturday, June 25th in New York City. Please note, this will be a night shoot and will most likely film from about 5:30pm to 1:30am. The boys will be playing 1970’s Boy Scouts so boys must have some length to their hair. They are looking for boys with shaggy hair that comes over the ears or that is styled in a kinky or curly afro. Boys should not have any shaved head, crew cuts etc. Boys with dyed and highlighted hair is fine but no bright or unnatural colors like blue, pink, purple, or green.
Parents who would like to submit their boys should email a current photo of the child to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of the email reading Your Child’s Name, Boy Scouts, Union Status, Phone #. The body of the email should include your child’s name, union status, your child’s age and date of birth, confirmation of work permit and expiration date (if you have it), availability for a fitting on Thursday, June 9 and availability for the shoot on Saturday, June 25th. Confirm that you are okay with a night shoot and that you are okay with a haircut or hair alterations if necessary. You should also include all sizes like height, weight, waist measurement, shirt measurement and shoe size. Submissions must include recent non-professional photos that show your child’s current look and hairstyle.