“The Road” starring Viggo Mortensen shoots in Oregon in May
April 27, 2008
PORTLAND, ORE. Lana Veenker Casting announced today that it is seeking a pregnant Charlize Theron lookalike for “The Road,” a new feature film directed by John Hillcoat and based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
Casting Director Lana Veenker says that the pregnant woman is needed to work as a body double for Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, slated to play actor Viggo Mortensen’s pregnant wife. “The producers prefer to use an actual pregnant woman, rather than put a fake belly on the actress. But it’s important that she resemble Charlize in height, weight and hair color.”
Caucasian women with blonde to dirty blonde hair, height 5’9” to 5’11”, who are around four months pregnant and who normally wear a dress size six or eight are encouraged to apply. There is no charge to be considered for the role and no nudity will be required. The woman chosen will work for two or three days in mid-May.
Women who fit the requirements should submit their photos and contact details as soon as possible to Lana Veenker Casting by emailing Eryn Goodman at talent(at)slateplease.com.
Additional information about Lana Veenker Casting is available on the company’s website and MySpace page.
Cocoa from the Twilight Lexicon blog has posted this:
Have you ever wondered just how a movie cast? What is the process? What types of decisions are made and why? Well, wonder no more! Lana Veenker, one of the principal casting directors for the Twilight movie, explains a lot of what goes into the casting a film, and in particular, Twilight.
Link to full article.
Just a quick note to all you Twilight fans out there:
I dropped in on set the other day and it looked fantastic!! They were shooting the Forks High School cafeteria scene where Bella first sees the Cullen family. I think you’ll all be pleased.
Had a chance to chat with Stephenie Meyer a bit about casting while we were watching the action on the monitors. What a lovely and genuine person. After lunch, I saw that she went around to sign books for the extras. She’s tireless!
It was great to see producer Wyck Godfrey again (he was here on “Management” with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn last fall) and catch up with other friends and colleagues.
Catherine Hardwicke and the ADs were hard at work, making sure each take was perfect. The art direction looked fantastic and Stephenie told me herself that she was very pleased with the cast. Nikki Reed (Rosalie) and Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) also said they were having a great time filming in Oregon.
The cast and crew are working really hard and very long hours, but the vibe on set was great and everyone seems totally dedicated to making the film the best that it can be. I can’t wait to see the final product!