Warner Bros. Television in association with Bone Fide Productions and Film 44 are getting set to begin production on the exciting new HBO drama pilot “The Leftovers”, which is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The casting directors are holding open casting calls for people of all ages, types, and ethnicities to work as fully paid background performers on the show. Shooting will be taking place in in Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York from late June through late July, 2013.
The show takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut, and a world that will never be the same. Starring in “The Leftovers” is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Justin Theroux playing the role of Police Chief Kevin Garvey. Theroux has most recently starred in the Universal Pictures feature film “Wanderlust” with Jennifer Aniston.
Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated filmmaker Peter Berg is directing “The Leftovers” from an adapted teleplay written by Primetime Emmy Award winner Damon Lindelof and Academy Award nominee Tom Perrotta. Berg and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Sarah Aubrey are executive producing under the banner of their production company Film 44. Lindelof and Perrotta are serving as co-executive producers. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa are executive producing for Bona Fide Productions.
Details on the open casting calls and how talent can submit for acting roles can be found on the following casting post:
HBO “The Leftovers” Open Casting Calls
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
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