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Paramount Pictures Open Chicago Casting Call for Transformers 4

Postby Va'al » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:50 am

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Courtesy of, we have been made aware of a casting call by Paramount for Transformers 4, taking place this Friday and Saturday in Chicago! The casting is recommended for children and adults who are local to the greater Chicago area, as you can read below - check out the full details.


Di Bonaventura Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in association with Hasbro are filming the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers 4", and the casting director has scheduled open casting calls in Chicago for people interested in working on the film as fully paid general extras and possible featured background actors. The open casting calls are for people over 18 years of age, however parents/legal guardians can bring photos on their children for submission. Chicago filming will take place from August 18, 2013 through September 27, 2013.

As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay has returned to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger, who also wrote "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Bay has said that this will be his final installment in the franchise, however Hasbro has stated that they would like to continue making additional Transformers films with or without Michael Bay. Writer Ehren Kruger's other credits include "Arlington Road," "Scream 3 & 4," "The Ring," "The Skeleton Key," and "The Brothers Grimm".

Three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg is again executive producing, along with Mark Vahradian for Di Bonaventura Pictures, and Brian Goldner for Hasbro. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, and Academy Award nominee Ian Bryce. Spielberg and Bryce have collaborated on other films including "Saving Private Ryan," for which they both won Golden Globe Awards. Bryce also worked as assistant director on the Spielberg directed film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", and production manager on Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". More recently Bryce and Michael Bay both produced the Paramount Pictures feature film "Pain & Gain", on which Bay also directed.

Transformers 4 Extras Chicago Open Casting Calls Details


This extras open casting call is for people LOCAL to the greater Chicago area. I do NOT recommend flying in for this casting call. The director Michael Bay often hand picks extras talent from the photos taken at the open call, and that is why Paramount Pictures has hired this particular casting director. She ONLY wants to see people who are available to work in the locations that she is casting. All extras MUST provide their own transportation and accommodations.

The location casting director for the Paramount Pictures feature film "Transformers 4" is holding open casting calls in Chicago, Illinois. She is seeking people who are available to work as fully paid extras and possibly featured background actors in the Chicago area on various dates between August 18, 2013 through September 27, 2013. The following are the casting needs:

• Males and Females, 18 years of age and older.
(Parents/Guardians may bring photos of kids 9-12 years for submission)
• Clean cut FBI types and Military types.
• Age 9 and over Asian Citizens for Hong Kong scene.


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5300 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, Il 60077
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Friday July 19, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday July 20, 2013
9:00am - Noon.


Important Information:

Please come dressed appropriately and bring a pen for application. Your photo will be taken at no charge, headshots/resumes are NOT needed.

Casting call information courtesy of Maryellen Aviano, Paramount Pictures Casting Coordinator.

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of Illinois and in the United States.
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Re: Paramount Pictures Open Chicago Casting Call for Transformers 4

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:01 am

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Damn, it's in Chicago.

Hey Ryan, if you happen to accept the casting call, remember us little people! :lol:

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Re: Paramount Pictures Open Chicago Casting Call for Transformers 4

Postby T-Macksimus » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:36 am

" ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs."

This stinks of Unicron! :-x :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:

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Seriously, I'd just as soon see the twins resurrected and watch chihuahua's and small bots humping Megan Fox's leg. There is more than enough to fill 2 1/2 hours of time with the first plot premise they have, the humans tinkering with and losing control of alien tech. I've maintained from the beginning that bringing Unicron into this is a train wreck in the making. He's as overused as the re-molds for Bumblebee and, as far as I'm concerned, bringing him into the movie-verse is a great disservice to his original 1986 iteration.

I suppose, on the positive side, this could be a fun chance for any TF fans, possibly even our exalted leader on here, to make it into a piece of TF history so I'll extend congrats to any Seibertron members in the area that manage to make it into the casting call. I may be wrong about the plot with Unicron and regeardless of my opinions on it, the film will make serious bank and be viewed by millions so it would be great fun and a great experience for anyone that gets cast even if it's just a bg spot. Those of you in Chicago...Good Luck!
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