Open Casting Call For Richard Linklater’s Texas Feature Film “Bernie.”
Production Title: Bernie
Project Type: Feature Film
Location: East Texas and the Austin, Texas
Schedule: September 2010
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Skip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater
Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine will be arriving in Texas this fall to shoot a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director and the town’s domineering grande dame. The film, directed by Austin’s Richard Linklater, is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity and who then, to the disbelief of Carthage residents, was arrested for murder.
- Townspeople – Linklater plans to hire Texans who are not necessarily professional actors. “I’m trying to make as authentic a portrayal of small town East Texas life as possible, so I’m looking for the real deal – funny and interesting folks. There are a lot of small parts in the movie, mostly for people over 40,” says Linklater.
OPEN CASTING CALL FOR RICHARD LINKLATERS’ FILM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010 (11am-5pm)
301 East 3rd Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
Please bring a non-returnable photo to get on file.
Meals/Transportation Provided: Meals, Beverages
CONTACT: Sheila Steele at Beth Sepko Casting (512) 472-5385 Ex.1