Motherless Brooklyn Starring Edward Norton - Kids

Kids Casting Call for Movie – New York City, NY

Three-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is directing and starring in the upcoming film “Motherless Brooklyn”. The screenplay has been adapted from the Jonathan Lethem novel. This is an exciting opportunity because the movie is looking for kids and teens. A casting call has been put out for boys and girls ages 9 through 13 years old. In the scene, children will be playing hopscotch. It will be set in the 1950’s. Filming is scheduled to take place on February 5th and February 6th in New York City. Because of where the shoot is taking place, this kid’s acting audition is for those in the tri-state area. Boys may need to receive a 1950’s style hair cut by the production team so they must be okay with this. In addition, they may be asked to throw a football around. Girls may be asked to jump like hopscotch. This job will pay the union background rate of $166.00 for 8 hours. Check out the movie audition for kids below. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on!

About Motherless Brooklyn

Set in New York in 1954, a time of great change in the city. He plays Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome, who tries to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. Armed only with few clues and an obsessive mind, Lionel slowly unravels closely guarded secrets that have major ramifications. It leads him through Harlem jazz clubs, Brooklyn slums and sets him against thugs and Gotham power brokers to honor his friend and save a woman who might his own salvation. [Deadline]

What They Are Looking For

GWCI is seeking SAG-AFTRA and NON-UNION African American Boys & Girls ages 9-13 to portray 1950’s NYC Boys Playing Football and Girls Playing Hopscotch for the film MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. Exterior Winter 1950’s scenes.

Tentative shoot dates are 2/5 and 2/6 (exterior, shoots in NYC area).
Fitting 1/22 or 1/23.

Pays the SAG BG rate of $166/8hrs
No wool allergies, no braces, and TRI STATE AREA locals only. Must have valid work permit and trust account.
Boys must be comfortable receiving a 1950’s hair cut.

How to Apply

Please email with the subject line marked “FACEBOOK Kids 9-13.” Please include all of the following info in the body of your email:
Full Name
Child’s union status
Phone Number
Child’s age & date of birth
Available 2/5 & 2/6
Available for fitting 1/22 or 1/23
Does your child have a valid work permit & trust account?
Child’s Height, weight,clothing size and shoe.
Confirm you are in the Tri State area
Please attach good quality photos, current non professional that clearly depict your child’s CURRENT LOOK!
Boys, confirm you are comfortable with your child receiving a 1950’s hair cut
Boys, may be asked to throw a football around. Are you comfortable doing that?
Girls, may be asked to jump like hopscotch. Are you comfortable doing that?

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  1. Eyerus

    Hi, my name is Eyerus ( pronounced yur-is ) I am 13 years old and my background is African Canadian/Ethiopian. I am from Brandon , Manitoba Canada 🇨🇦. My dream has been to become an actress and that’s my passion and hopefully is my future. I love to do improv and would be very appreciative and blessed if I am able to get this part.