The movie version of the classic musical West Side Story is in the works and filming has begun. Production is happening in the New York City area and the movie is in need of locals who would like to work as paid movie extras.  The movie will be in production through the summer.



New York’s GWC is casting the extras on the project.  Please see below for the current casting needs.

Casting Call information:

This is filming in the New York City area, so those wanting to be background actors must live in or around the NYC area in order to be considered.

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking NONUNION men and women, 18-mid 20s age range, to portray Teen Subway Passengers for the upcoming Steven Spielberg film “West Side Story”.

Tentative shoot dates June 20th, July 13th, July 14th, & August 3rd. These are EXTERIOR scenes filming in NYC area. WOMEN will fit Monday 5/20. MEN will fit Tuesday 5/21.

Must be local to the tri-state area

Summer season wardrobe. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS. Requires a fitting beforehand. The film is set in the 1950s so hair is important. MEN: must have natural colored hair, with full length all over. NO FADES, NO CREW CUTS, NO EDGING, NO LINE UPS. Also must be willing to let the hair department cut/ trim your hair to the appropriate length. Google 1950s men hairstyles. MEN MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN! NO FACIAL HAIR! MEN MUST BE OK GROWING OUT HAIR & RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT!!

WOMEN: must have natural colored hair- no highlights, ombre, streaks, etc. No wigs or extensions. All hair will be ABOVE shoulder-length or you must be willing to let our hair department cut your hair to the appropriate length. WOMEN MUST BE OK RECEIVING A PERIOD HAIRCUT IF HAIR IS SHOULDER-LENGTH OR LONGER!!

If interested please send the following to
-SIZES (MEN: height, weight, jacket, neck x sleeve, waist x inseam, shoe, WOMEN: height, weight, dress/pant size, bust x waist x hip, and shoe sizes )
-confirm available for fitting & work dates
-confirm you are comfortable with hair requirements
-recent color photos of your current look THAT CLEARLY SHOW CURRENT HAIR LENGTH AND COLOR (no filters, no sunglasses, no hats, no headshots)

Make the subject line: FB TEEN SUBWAY




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