"Scary Movie 5" is scheduled to hit theaters January 11, 2013.
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Weinstein Company and Dimension Films are now in pre-production on "Scary Movie 5" after a two year wait. The casting directors have sent out casting calls for several lead roles that require dance skills as well as the ability to play comedy in a grounded dramatic style. Other roles for non-dancers of various ages are also being cast. Extras will be hired in Atlanta, where shooting will take place beginning June 15, 2012.
The story in "Scary Movie 5" involves the dance world, with a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed French director of a dance company named Pierre putting on a huge production. Jody, a Caucasian late-20's mother of two and her late-20's African American friend Kendra are both vying for the lead in the production. Jody's extremely controlling former dancer mother is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled mid-30's Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.
Keenen Ivory Wayans directed the first two Scary Movie films, Primetime Emmy nominee David Zucker directed the next two films, and now Image Award nominated filmmaker Malcolm Lee is taking over directorial duties for "Scary Movie 5". David Zucker, who also wrote both Scary Movie 3 and 4, will be returning to co-write and produce with Lee. The script is a rewrite of the initial script from Stephen Leff, John Aboud and Michael Colton. Malcolm Lee has directed such films as "Soul Men" starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac, "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins" starring Martin Lawrence and James Earl Jones, and "Undercover Brother" starring Denise Richards and Chris Kattan.
The studio had been very interested in bringing back some of the series’ original cast members, however insiders have said that the film has been completely retooled and will hire a brand new cast. That would not be a surprise considering the casting directors are "seeking a comedic leading lady with the ability to play comedy in a grounded dramatic style". Anna Faris has always been the leading lady, however it has been confirmed that she will not be returning for "Scary Movie 5".
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
5555 Melrose Avenue
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Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
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The Weinstein Company
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New York, NY 10013
Malcolm D. Lee
This fifth installment in the Scary Movie franchise centers around the dance world, with a snooty French director of a dance company putting on a huge production - and Jody, the mother of two and her friend Kendra competing for the lead in the production. While the highly skilled Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, being cut from the production goes berserk.