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Jason Reitman, the Oscar-nominated director behind films like Up In The Air and Juno, is looking for an actor to play a part in his new film, Men, Women & Children. But apparently he hasn’t been able to find one through the usual process, so he’s asking his 133,000 Twitter followers if they know anyone who might fill the part.
Reitman just posted the tweet today, writing that he is looking for a “football player who’s a quiet thoughtful giant.” He even included a portion of the script with dialogue for the character, Tim.
The scene shows Tim’s first meeting with Brandy, a girl who winds up breaking his heart in the film. Tim’s mother has also left, and he has found an escape from his problems in online gaming.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Reitman didn’t give a deadline, but filming kicks off next year. Reitman gave an email to contact and wants to see a video reading of the script.
Reitman’s plans to make Men, Women & Children first surfaced last month, when the project was being shopped around at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will star Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner and Rosemarie DeWitt. It’s based on Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel.
Reitman’s latest film is Labor Day, which was screened at TIFF.
Need help casting my film! Know a teen football player who's a quiet thoughtful giant? See the attached script! pic.twitter.com/kIpG0rUco7
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) October 22, 2013
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