The long anticipated feature film adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” is now ready to begin shooting in February, 2012. The extras casting director in Louisiana is accepting appointments for casting calls in Baton Rouge. Both men and women are needed, however this is for adults 18 years of age and older. Any open calls for teens and children will be posted as they become available. You need not be a resident of Louisiana to be considered, however you must be located in the area during filming, and have the proper paperwork.
Academy award nominated Andrew Niccol will direct “The Host” from an adapted screenplay that he wrote himself. His writer/director credits include Academy Award nominated “Gattaca,” “The Truman Show” which was nominated for three Academy Awards, “The Terminal,” “Lord of War” starring Nicolas Cage, and “In Time” starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.
“The Host” is a Sci-Fi Thriller that introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. Melanie “Mel” Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the only rebel humans left after the invasion of the “souls”. After insertion into a human body, alien souls erase the human occupant and establish claim over the body and mind. Wanderer is a soul who has lived on eight other planets previously, Mel being her ninth body host. Upon insertion into Melanie, Wanderer is overwhelmed by the vividness of human memories, emotions and senses and quickly learns that she has not established full claim over Melanie’s mind. The title “The Host” comes from the perspective of the main character, Wanderer, because her “host” Melanie forever changes the way she sees the world. (continued below)
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and casting call appointments for extras can be found on the following casting post:
Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” Open Casting Calls