Denzel Washington’s Movie Fences Looking for Men

Casting Call for African American Sanitation Workers in Pittsburgh

A new casting call has been released for the Denzel Washington film “Fences”. The theatre production (which also starred Washington and his co-star Viola Davis) has be adapted into a screenplay and the film is now shooting.

About “Fences”

Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington and two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis have teamed up again after performing together on Broadway in “Fences” for the film version of the production. Both actors won the Tony Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. Washington is directing the film so this is an amazing opportunity to be on the set with one of our time’s greatest actors. describes the story as “Fences centers on the Maxons, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1957. Patriarch Troy, a sanitation worker, is an embittered former player in baseball’s Negro Leagues.

Matriarch Rose runs the household, stretching Troy’s meager paycheck to keep things going. Their teen son Cory is being recruited to play college football, a source of contention with his father. Also on the scene are Troy’s older son Lyons, brain-damaged brother Gabriel and drinking buddy Bono. The main action of the play takes places over a two-month period that changes the nature of the Maxons’ marriage and Cory’s path in life forever”.

What They Are Looking For

Casting directors are looking for two African American men who are real garbage men/ Sanitation Workers for the upcoming feature film. Candidates must actually have real experience as a Sanitation worker. The movie is shooting in the Pittsburgh area, so actors must be local to be considered. This scene will be shot on April 26th. The pay is $500.00 flat for about a six hour shoot day.

How To Apply

Please email a current photo and the following information to with Real Garbage Man/ Sanitation Worker in the subject line of the email. Casting directors request you include a current photo along with your height, weight, wardrobe sizes, name, age and phone number.

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