An ominous Saturday afternoon casting call from Paramount Pictures is making the rounds, which finds the studio seeking two 13-14 year old teens, one boy and one girl, with a Midwestern feel. This description fits with an earlier casting call that was put out by the studio under the guise of Little Darlings, a remake of the classic 1980 teen virginity drama that J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have long been attached too.
Super 8 casting call being held this Saturday?
In an earlier report from /film, it was discovered that Little Darlings was most likely a smoke screen for Abrams' upcoming sci-fi supernatural ode to Steven Spielberg titled Super 8, which centers on two young teens and an imprisoned alien.
The casting call, which Paramount claims is for a major motion picture but does not name the film, is being held this Saturday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, which means there is still time for all young Los Angeles residents to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity. But are these auditions for Super 8? Or are they truly for Little Darlings? It is unlikely that Abrams would cast 13-14 year-olds in a coming of age drama about two girls losing their virginity. Yet, those are the same ages of the boy and girl in his highly anticipated Super 8. While we can't confirm that this audition is in fact for Super 8, all signs seem to point to that fact. Especially considering that the film begins shooting this September.
Here is the Casting Call in question:
SEEKING LEADS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
SEEKING REAL 13-14 YEAR OLD BOYS AND GIRLS FOR THE LEAD ROLES IN A NEW PARAMOUNT FEATURE FILM.
No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have a great energy and a wonderful sense of humor.
FEMALE 13-14 - AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY, STRONG AND CONFIDENT WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. SHOULD HAVE A MIDWESTERN FEEL.
MALE 13-14 - VERY HANDSOME AND/OR STRIKING. MUST HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. SHOULD HAVE A MIDWESTERN FEEL. MUST BE 5'6" TO 5'11"
*MUST BRING A NON RETURNABLE PHOTO WITH NAME AGE, HEIGHT AND A CONTACT NUMBER ON THE BACK.
**MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN.
***PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS/SNACKS, AS YOU MAY BE WAITING FOR SEVERAL HOURS TO BE SEEN BY THE CASTING DIRECTORS.
WHEN: SATURDAY AUGUST 21, 2010
WHERE: PARAMOUNT PICTURES STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA 90038. BRONSON GATE - CORNER OF BRONSON AND MELROSE (JUST EAST OF THE MAIN GATE). LINE STARTS AT THE GATE ITSELF. PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE LEMON GROVE LOT OFF VAN NESS FOR $7
TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Little Darlings is in development .
Super 8 was released June 10th, 2011 and stars Joel Courtney, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.