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‘The Founder’ Holds Casting Call for Talents

Holly Bissonnette| May 26, 2015

 

There is a story behind everyone’s success, and here comes the tale of how McDonald’s stood to be one of the world’s most lucrative fast food chains.

The Founder, based from the novel of the same name, is now in works to retell the account of the billion-dollar empire, and currently, they are in need of lots of talents to fill in some featured, background, and stand-in roles.

The feature film will take you back to South Carolina during the 1950s, where Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met the McDonald brothers, Mac and Dick. The siblings have been running a small burger operation in the area, and Kroc was impressed in the speedy system that the two had set up. Immediately, he saw the business’ potential for franchise, and from there, he built the company from the ground up to one of the pillars in the history of fast food industry.

Ray Kroc will be portrayed by Michael Keaton, and the project will be directed by John Lee Hancock who is renowned for his works in the films Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side, and Snow White and the Huntsman.

As of the moment, they are looking for folks who own cars from 1956 and years older. You may also submit yourself as an extra with your car, if you wish.  Also, they are seeking for a Caucasian female roller skater from 18 years old to late 20s to be cast for a featured role.

Meanwhile, they need a brown-haired Caucasian male in his 40s or 50s who is at least 5′ 9” tall for a stand-in role.

Aforementioned parts will be used in a scene that will be filmed throughout the month of May in Atlanta, Georgia.

Caucasian and Hispanic men from 18–29 years of age are also needed for the featured roles of the first crew of the budding McDonald’s. You will be working on scenes to be shot for multiple days from late June through July, including the paid training, which will be done beforehand. Another requirement is that you must have a hair that can be easily molded into a 1950s hairdo.

Furthermore, 18- to 60-year-old men and woman are sought for other background and featured roles.

Eighteen-to-twenty-five-year-old men of an African American, Caucasian, or Hispanic descent for the featured roles of McDonald’s employees. You must be available on various days in June for filming.

Also, they require talents to portray restaurant patrons. You will work on scenes to be shot on June 1 and 2.

Good-looking actors and actresses from a African American and Caucasian backgrounds are sought for featured spots in the film. Your height must be 4′ 5” –  6′ 0”, and you are expected to work in June.

For the talents above, they want those with 1950s appearance, especially their hair. Male talents must have a good length of hair, but not too long and not totally shaved, while the females should have an average length of hair with no dyes or highlights.

With regard to the wardrobe measurements, the girls must be only between the sizes of 2 and 14, while the guys should only have a waistline of 28­–38.

They are also scouting for a talent who can depict an upscale lawyer. A 40- to 60-year-old is needed for the part.

A brown-haired Caucasian male stand-in of 37–50 years old is also needed in the production of the film. You must be 5′ 6” –  5′ 9” tall to fit the character that you will be depicting.

Slots are open for all 37-to-69-year-old males who are willing to be cast for featured extra roles as blue-collar types. Acting experience is needed. Another requirement is that talents must not have facial hair or at least willing to shave.

If you are interested to work in the feature film, you can submit your application on or before May 31, 2015. Click on the ‘Apply for This Job’ button below for further details about the application.

 

 

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