We are currently taking submissions to cast African American men and women to work as background actors in the EDGARD, LA area next THURSDAY, the 26th on THE FREE STATE OF JONES! There is a chance to work more days as well! Specifically looking for men and women over 18 with GROWN OUT HAIR that is NATURAL!!
No hair extensions
No recent hair cuts
No modern hair cuts
No dreadlocks
No makeup/nail polish
If selected, you will portray roles such as slaves/sharecroppers and will need to attend a fitting Monday or Tuesday of this upcoming week.
Submit: fsojcasting@gmail.com
Subject: EDGARD, LA
Include: Name, contact #, Height/weight, and 2 CURRENT, CLEAR PHOTOS.
Photos should be like the ones attached! Stand in front of a solid wall and try to not smile! BE PLAIN, no makeup or nail polish. NO SELFIES/MIRROR PICS. NO SEXY POSES. No HATS/SUNGLASSES.
Thank you,
About The Free State Of Jones:
Starring “Mathew McConaughey” Free State of Jones is set during the Civil War, tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi to itself secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community. Knight, continued his fight into the post war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.