"Jupiter Ascending" will film in Chicago and London.
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Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Circle of Confusion Productions and Rozar Pictures will begin shooting the sci-fi action 3D feature film "Jupiter Ascending" in April, 2013. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles for the film's lead roles, with addition casting to take place in Chicago where shooting will take place. The background extras, stand-ins, and photo-doubles will be hired in Chicago throughout the duration of the shoot. Registration for locals can be done online. "Jupiter Ascending" is to be the first film in a trilogy.
"Jupiter Ascending" tells the story of an unlikely heroine: A recent Russian immigrant who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule. A bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady, but, they fall in love. And for having fallen for his target his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.
Starring in "Jupiter Ascending" is Golden Globe Award nominee Mila Kunis in the title role of Jupiter, the Russian immigrant cleaning lady. Kunis garnered critical acclaim for her role of Lily in "Black Swan", and has been nominated for fourteen Teen Choice Awards, three Peoples Choice Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards among many others. The red-hot Channing Tatum is playing the role of bounty hunter Django Wise, who falls in Love with Kunis. Tatum has a slate of five films that have been completed and are awaiting release. English actor Eddie Redmayne has also been cast in an undisclosed role.
The multiple award winning brother-and-sister filmmaking team of Lana and Andy Wachowski will direct from a screenplay that the two wrote themselves. The Wachowski's came into major prominence in Hollywood when they wrote and directed the blockbuster hit feature film "The Matrix," and subsequently its two sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions". Before working in the film industry, the Wachowskis wrote comic books for Marvel Comics' Razorline. In addition to directing "Jupiter Ascending," the Wachowskis will also produce with previous collaborator Roberto Malerba.
All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Illinois and in the United States.
The 2013 Chicago Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Illinois and the United States:
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet
• Illinois Child Labor Laws Information Sheet 2
• Illinois Child Employment Certificate Application
• Illinois Night Waiver for Child Actors Application
• Illinois Child Statement of Physical Fitness Form
• Illinois Child Labor Complaint Form
• Illinois Teenager Employment Certificate Information
• Parent Guardian Approval Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Chicago Actors Resources:
• Chicago Casting Directors List
• Chicago Extras Casting Directors List
• Chicago Talent Agents List
• Chicago AFTRA SAG Franchised Talent Agents
• General Talent Agent Information
• Chicago Acting Schools and Classes List
• Chicago Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Miscellaneous Chicago Resources
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• The Casting Process
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Chicago Actors Resource Guide eBook is 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.
EVP Features Casting
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
1512 N. Fremont Street
Chicago, IL 60622
33 Old Compton Street
London W1D 5JT
317-321 Latimer Road
London W10 6RA
Extras Casting Registration
Atmosphere Casting of Chicago
PO Box 802629
Chicago, IL 60680
Chicago Extras Registration: email@example.com
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.
c/o Rozar Pictures, LLC
5645 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Circle of Confusion Productions
8548 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Channing Tatum - Django Wise
Mila Kunis - Jupiter
A Russian immigrant cleaning lady named Jupiter (Mila Kunis), who possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule. Django Wise (Channing Tatum) is a galactic bounty hunter who is sent to kill Jupiter but falls in love with her instead.