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YOUNG ACTOR SEARCH- DISNEY FEATURE FILMRobyn Owen Silvestri, CSA here from Aisha Coley Casting in Burbank, CA.We are working on the new Feature film the adaptation of the book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, being distributed by Disney Studios.For this Feature film version, our cast will be diverse. Ava DuVernay (“ Selma”) is directing.
I imagine you are familiar with the book, but if not, please see below the short story line I've included:
STORY LINE: Based on the beloved children's book by Madeleine L'Engle, this is the story of MEG MURRY and her little brother, CHARLES WALLACE, who have been without their scientist father, MR. MURRY, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the fourth dimension time/space travel concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate CALVIN O'KEEFE, and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as MRS. WHATSIT, MRS. WHO and MRS. WHICH, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all the evil in the universe in order to find Mr. Murry.
More on the story can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wrinkle_in_Time
I've reached out to you for our search we are doing for the two teenage children in the story, "Meg" (age 14) and "Calvin" (age 16).It's our hope that perhaps these young actors might have been involved with your theatre dept in some way in the past or present.Aisha Coley CastingWe are looking for a 13-16 yr old girl mixed race Bi-Racial (African American/Caucasian or light-skinned African-American) to play the role of "Meg".
For the role of "Calvin", we're looking for a 14-16 yr boy Asian, Hispanic or ethnic minority. HANDSOME (think "Big man on campus"/athletic/fit types).
We are also looking for a 6-8 yr old boy mixed race (African American/Caucasian or light skinned African American) (a very small 6-8 yr old), to play the role of "Charles Wallace" (the little brother of "Meg").
Please see the description of the roles below:
16 (14-16 to play 16) Asian or Hispanic, or ethnic minority ( 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
14 years old (13-16 to play 14), Mixed-Race (African American/Caucasian or light skinned African-American)
Despite being pretty, Meg is troubled, belligerent, hates herself, possessed of a great untapped strength and intelligence, Meg feels as if she's no good at anything or for anyone, and so behaves that way, getting into fights at school and not believing that anyone could love her--with the possible exception of her mother and 5 year old brother, Charles Wallace. Deeply traumatized by the disappearance of her beloved scientist father when she was 9, Meg only wants one thing in the world--to find her father--and since she's been told that's impossible, she's become very angry and defiant at the world. Befriended at school by Calvin O'Keefe, who sees beyond Meg's prickly exterior to the strong, lovable young lady beneath, Meg finds herself on a dangerous inter-planetary journey along with Calvin and Charles Wallace, guided by a trio of bizarrely lovable other-worldly women known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. With their faith and love, and a good dose of painful experience, Meg discovers within herself her inner warrior and the powerful strength of pure love, and not only finds her father, but finds her true self as well...LEAD
CHARLES WALLACE MURRY
5 years old (6-8 yrs old to play 5), Mixed-Race (African American/Caucasian or light-skinned African-American)
Charles is EXTREMELY intelligent, very articulate, like a well read college professor trapped in the body of a 5 year old child. Despite his youth, Charles Wallace has a strong, old soul--a "warrior spirit" and he proves to be a stalwart, brave traveler on their inter-planetary search for their missing father. Charles is Meg's delightful little brother, he's sweet, innocent, loving and somewhat hyper-sensitive (but in a good, empathetic way). He adores Meg and possibly feeling her pain over their loss, summons the three astral women, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. However, Charles Wallace is not invulnerable to evil, and undergoes a terrifying transformation when he's lured into the terrifying telepathic clutches of "IT" on the planet Camazotz...LEADWe are on a timeline for casting these children. Therefore, it's my hope to hear from you, at your earliest, yet soonest convenience. Our contact number is below and this is the best email to use to reach us.
In an time saving effort, if you have actors that come to mind immediately and fit our criteria, please feel free to pass along out submission email address at: firstname.lastname@example.org. They should write in the subject line: "UH Theatre”, so we will spot them quickly.
The actors can submit headshot/photo and a resume (if applicable) and any contact information (agent/mgr/email, etc.). This way, we can set them up to self-tape asap.Thanking you once again in advance.Your consideration is much appreciated,Robyn Owen Silvestri, CSAAssociate Casting Director