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The official Disney talent search for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in now underway. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will begin production on the family adventure fantasy feature film “A Wrinkle in Time” this coming Fall, 2016 and the casting team is searching for three young actors to play the lead roles. Disney has scheduled in-person open casting calls for Sunday July 31, 2016 and Monday August 1, 2016 in Boston, MA. “A Wrinkle in Time” will be directed by Golden Globe Award nominee Ava DuVernay from an adapted screenplay written by Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee, based on the multiple award winning novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. To be considered talent MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, CA where shooting will take place. Details below.
Peabody Award winner James Whitaker will produce “A Wrinkle in Time” along with Catherine Hand, Cary Granat, and Ed Jones. Douglas C. Merrifield will serve as executive producer. Production companies are Whitaker Entertainment, Reel FX, and Forward Movement. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic distribution. “A Wrinkle in Time” is scheduled to be released in theaters in July 28, 2017.
Disney Open Casting Call Details
The casting team for the Walt Disney Pictures feature film “A Wrinkle in Time” is currently conducting an international talent search for three young talents to play the lead roles.
129 Braintree Street
Boston, MA 02134
Sunday July 31, 2016 AND Monday August 1, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm
Please bring a headshot and resume OR a photo and bio.
The following roles are being cast:
MEG – Female, must be 13 – 16 yrs old to play 14. Must be mixed-race (Black/Caucasian or Black). Despite being pretty, Meg is troubled, belligerent, yet pretty and intelligent. She possesses an inner beauty that is clouded by the traumatic effect of the disappearance of her beloved scientist father when she was 9. Now rebellious, she hates herself, believing that no one could love her with the exception of her mother and 5 year old brother. At 14, Meg only wants one thing in the world–to find her father. Despite her flaws, we like Meg and we are rooting for her as she, her brother and new friend Calvin take off on an intergalactic journey where Meg discovers her inner warrior and the powerful strength of pure love. LEAD ROLE.
CHARLES WALLACE – Male, must be 5-7 yrs old to play 5. Must be mixed-race (Black /Caucasian or Black) He is EXTREMELY intelligent and articulate, much older than his years, like a well-read college professor trapped in the body of a 5 year old. Despite his youth, he is a strong, brave soul, delightful, sweet, innocent and loving. Someone we fall in love with. Like Meg, he undergoes a life-changing transformation during their intergalactic journey. LEAD ROLE.
CALVIN – Male, must be 15 – 17 yrs old to play 16. Can be any ethnic minority (i.e., Bi-racial, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Eastern Indian, Native American, NOT CAUCASIAN). Handsome, fit, genuinely sweet and caring, an empath, a decent young man who effortlessly does the right thing, Calvin is a student at Meg’s school who’s smitten with the prickly Meg, seeing in her a strength and vulnerability she doesn’t know she has. From a troubled family himself, with a difficult, verbally abusive father, Calvin likes Meg’s home, which is warm and cozy with her mother and little brother, Charles Wallace. Calvin winds up going on Meg and Charles Wallace’s inter-planetary journey to find their father, along with the three astral ladies, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. Calvin proves to be a strong, reliable, and loving addition to their adventure. LEAD ROLE.
If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can submit a current color headshot (and resume if available), along with your full name, parents/legal guardians full name(s) and contact information including phone number(s), the location where you live, and NAME of the role for which you wish to be considered.
To submit by postal mail:
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
A Wrinkle in Time Submission
Aisha Coley Casting
7336 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Talent Agents are also submitting their actors for these roles. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit through postal mail, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
500 South Buena Vista Street
Old Animation Building 2H-8
Burbank, CA 91521
2115 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
4515 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521
Douglas C. Merrifield
Oprah Winfrey – Mrs. Which
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send her, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.