If you're a fan of Steve Harvey or the book, and can play an age between 18 and 50, you just might be considered for a walk-on part in the upcoming movie through Sony Pictures Entertainment's Face of the Fan® program, which has launched a casting call for the film. The film will be produced by Rainforest Films' Will Packer, who also collaborated with Screen Gems on such hits as Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, and Takers.
By visiting www.FaceOfTheFan.com, users nationwide can participate in this casting call which is open to men and women. The program allows participants to submit audition materials for one of two roles, one for a male character and one for a female character.
The audition requires the user to provide contact information, a headshot photo, and a video (two minutes or less) of the participant acting out a monologue excerpt from the book. The audition submission process ends May 13.
Beginning May 20, the public will be invited to become part of the casting call process and vote on up to ten men and ten women who took part in the initial online casting call in order to provide filmmakers with broader insight on who the public thinks would be the best choice for both of the roles. Voting ends June 8.
Face of the Fan® launched in November 2010 and has since done casting calls for several Screen Gems' properties. People from across the country can visit the website, download select materials to rehearse, and then upload their audition videos and other credentials for submission.
Submitted videos are then reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives and select participants are considered by casting agents for possible future roles. The concept for Face of the Fan® builds on several past initiatives from Sony Pictures, in which uber-fans were chosen to participate in various marketing-related activities.
Whether meeting talent on the red carpet, interviewing them at Comic-Con, or becoming guest correspondents covering the movies, these programs allowed the winning fans to get close to actors and filmmakers like never before and share their experiences online with their friends, family, and other fans.