About once a year, I get an email from Paramount Pictures announcing a casting call for a new movie. Back in 2009, I got one when Paramount was looking to cast the "Mattie Ross" character in the Coen Bros.' True Grit remake, a role that eventually went to now-Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld. At the time, the True Grit casting call said that people interested in auditioning for Mattie, "must be able to portray Caucasian." I still laugh at that line.
Anyway, here is the casting call for the upcoming film, "Fun Size" (Must be able to portay Asiatic - HeeHee):
SEEKING LEADS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Seeking to cast the following for leading roles in the new Paramount Feature Film “FUN SIZE”.
No previous acting experience is necessary, but must have great energy and a wonderful sense of humor.
ALBERT: 8 years old, with chubby cheeks. Albert is undeniably a strange but intriguing little boy, combining childlike ways (like love of anything sugar) with unnerving adult habits (he’s unbeatable on the videogame “Aggravated Assault,” precocious, and is unflappable – even ingenious – in a crisis). He does not speak until the end of the movie. (LEAD)
STUART: 16 years old. Born and raised in the United States. Stuart is of Asian, East Indian or Middle Eastern descent. Slight in build, Stuart is a kid who talks twice his size. Obsessed with sci-fi and comic books, he is the co-captain of the debate team with his best friend, Roosevelt. (LEAD)
To audition for a role please visit: www.paramount.com/casting/funsize