A new movie called “The Fixer” starring James Franco is looking to cast the lead role and is having open auditions for actors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Producers are hoping to find an actor who can portray a 28 year old Afghan journalist.
The Indie film is seeking the next break out star and he must be Afghan. “The Fixer” stars James Franco and will be directed by Ian Olds and written by Olds and Paul Felton. The film is inspired by individuals called “fixers” who are hired by international journalists when they are in other countries to help them with translations and other arrangements that need to be made for the journalist abroad. Olds has already directed a documentary entitled “Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi,” a few years back which won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The movie tells the story of a ex war journalist who, after being exiled from Afghanistan finds himself the U.S and in the Bay Area. He takes a job for a small town newspaper reporting on petty crime. He becomes entangled in a larger story and gets pulled into a conflicting situation as part of his new, not so great, job.
James Franco gets the other lead role as Lindsay — an unstable craftsman. IMDB also reports that Melissa Leo will join Franco in this film.
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The film is casting the lead role of Osman: The films lead and the journalist at the center of the story.
An open casting call will be held at 39155 Liberty St in Fremont, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16
If you are not sure where Fremont is, you can check this google maps link to get the location.
To make the film as authentic as possible, producers have decided to cast an Afghan in the lead role and are giving anyone that shows up to the open auditions a shot at this.
The film will begin production this summer in the Bay Area and also plans to do some filming in Morocco which would be the set for the Afghanistan scenes.
Producers expect to start production in July in Northern California, where 90% of the script takes place. “The Fixer” may also shoot in Morocco, which would stand in for Afghanistan.
If attending the auditions, you must bring a head shot and a resume to hand over to the film’s casting directors. You also must be an Afghan or Afghan-American to be considered for the films principal role. Producers are warning that there may be some wait time in line and the wait will depend on the turnout. Also, the film’s producers have stated that no experience as an actor is necessary, but I’m sure it can be helpful.