"Homefront" will film in the New Orleans area through November 21, 2012
AB Media Publishing, LLC
The Millennium Films action thriller feature film "Homefront" is in production in Louisiana, and casting for day player speaking roles and extras will be ongoing through November 21, 2012. The movie, written and produced by Sylvester Stallone, is based on author Chuck Logan's crime drama series of novels featuring the character Phil Broker. Filming is taking place in New Orleans, the Westbank suburban area of New Orleans, Thibodaux, among other locations in Louisiana. All types and ages of people are needed to work as background performers, both union and non-union.
"Homefront" centers on ex-DEA agent Phil Broker, who moves to a sleepy rural community with his little daughter Kit, who is still grieving from the recent death of her mother. His quiet new life doesn't last long when a meth dealer named Gator and his female sidekick Sheryl discover the presence of Broker in their town. Turns out that a murderous drug czar who is in prison, Danny T, blames Broker for the death of his son in a drug raid and is determined to have him tracked down and killed. When Gator and Sheryl rat Broker out to Danny T, Broker and Kit's "peaceful" new life takes a nightmarish turn.
The stellar cast includes Jason Statham in the lead role of Phil Broker; Academy Award nominee James Franco as meth dealer Gator; two-time Academy Award nominee Winona Ryder as Gators' partner Sheryl; Kate Bosworth plays Gators' drug addicted sister Cassie Bodine; Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre portrays school psychiatrist Susan Hatch; Izabela Vidovic plays Phil Broker's daughter; Omar Miller is cast as Teedo, a man who helps Broker and his daughter; and Vincent D'Onofrio plays drug czar Danny T.
Mojo Films President Gary Fleder is directing "Homefront" from an adapted screenplay written by two-time Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone. Fleder is a highly respected master filmmaker, television producer and director. His feature film debut was "Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead" starring Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Treat Williams, and Steve Buscemi. Since then, he has directed such films as "Kiss the Girls," starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman; "Don’t Say a Word," featuring Brittany Murphy and starring Michael Douglas; and "Impostor," starring Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Fleders television career has spanned over 20 years and he has directed nine pilots that have been picked up to series.
Producing "Homefront" is Sylvester Stallone and Kevin King-Templeton, who’s worked alongside Stallone for years. René Besson of Signature Pictures is also producing. Besson produced the recently wrapped comedy "Straight A's" starring Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe, and Luke Wilson. Avi Lerner and Trevor Short are executive producing for NU Image/Millennium Films. Lerner and Short founded Nu Image in 1992 and launched the subsidiary label Millennium Films in 1996.
Extras Casting Details
The extras casting director in Louisiana is hiring people to work on the feature film "Homefront" as fully paid background performers. All ages and types are needed, however you must be located in the Southeastern Louisiana area. To be considered, submit a current color snapshot, height, weight, all clothing sizes including hat and shoe, and all contact information including phone number. State your location, whether you are union (SAG-AFTRA) or non-union, and any vehicles you have access to. Email the above to:
Put "Homefront General Extras" in the subject line of your email.
Make sure your photo is clear and in-focus, you should be the only person in the photo, and don't wear any hats or sunglasses. Don't send a photo standing in front of a mirror with your cellphone, have someone else take your photo.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and in the United States.
The Louisiana Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on films and television shows in Louisiana and the United States:
• Louisiana Child Performer Law Information Sheet
• Louisiana Child Performer Trust Act Sheet
• Louisiana Minor Trust Deduction Guidelines
• Louisiana Minor Intention To Employ Form
• Louisiana Employment of Minors Informational Booklet
• Louisiana Film, TV, and Commercials Minor Labor Law Summary
In addition to the following Actors Resources:
• New Orleans Casting Directors List
• Baton Rouge Casting Directors List
• Shreveport Casting Directors List
• Louisiana Actors Unions and Resources
• General Talent Agent Information
• Louisiana Talent Agents List
• Louisiana Acting Classes and Schools List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Actors Resources
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permit Information
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
• PDF Users Guides
The Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
5225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Fincannon & Associates
2717 Ridgelake Drive
Metairie, LA 70002
Caballero Casting, LLC
9522 Brookline Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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.
"Homefront" Production Office
HF Productions, Inc.
701 Edwards Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70123
NU Image/Millennium Films
6423 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
4024 Radford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Kevin King Templeton
Jason Statham - Phil Broker
James Franco - Gator
Winona Ryder - Sheryl
Izabela Vidovic - Kit
Frank Grillo - Lewis
Vincent D'Onofrio - Danny T
Kate Bosworth - Cassie Bodine
Omar Miller - Teedo
Rachel Lefevre - Susan Hatch
Undercover drug agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) falls afoul of murderous drug czar Danny T, who blames Broker for the death of his son in a drug raid. From behind prison bars, Danny T is determined to have Broker tracked down and killed. Meanwhile, Broker has gone to ground in a sleepy rural community with his little girl, Kit (Izabela Vidovic), who is still reeling from the recent death of her mother, Broker's wife. Broker and Kit just want to live their lives in peace, but Kit's run-in with a bully at her school triggers a chain of unfortunate circumstances that alerts local meth dealer Gator (James Franco) and his partner Sheryl (Winona Ryder) to the presence of Broker in their town. And when the low-life duo decide to rat Broker out to Danny T, Broker and Kit's "peaceful" new life takes a cataclysmic turn. Kate Bosworth will play Gator’s meth-addicted sister, who inadvertently starts the feud when her son Teddy, a bully, gets his butt handed to him by Statham’s daughter at school. She turns to Gator, psychotically wanting retribution.