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Casting Call : Middle Eastern actors needed for Aretha Franklin biopic

The first role is for a “doorman” and the second role is for “concierge."

ATLANTA — Producers working on the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” are looking for fresh faces.

Marinella Hume Casting are looking for two men who have a Middle Eastern background for scenes taking place during 1950s and 1960s.

The first role is for a “doorman” and the second role is for “concierge."

You must be available for the fitting on January 8, and available to film the scene on January 9.

For the role of doorman, you must fit a size 40 coat, and a 32/29 pant, and be between ages 24-50.

For the role of concierge, you must fit a size 36 jacket, and 31/30 pants

Men must be cleanly shaved for the role, and not have shoulder length hair.

If you think you have what it takes, send your resume, three recent photos (including a headshot), and your stats to QOS.BACKGROUND@gmail.com.

Last week, MGM has released the first trailer for the upcoming biopic.

"RESPECT" stars Jennifer Hudson as the famed star - she was chosen by Franklin to player her in a biopic years before her untimely death.

Hudson, who won an Academy Award for her role as Effie White in the motion picture “Dreamgirls,” performs Franklin’s hit song “Respect” in the trailer.

Marlon Wayans, Forrest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Titus Burges, and Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige are all set to appear in the film.

Back in November, The A-Scene shared that Hudson began filming scenes for the biopic at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

"It was exciting enough to sing for @tylerperry studio opening and I’m just as excited to shoot here today ! #Respect," she wrote.

Before Christmas, we revealed that casting producers were filling last minute roles before production picks up in January 2020.

The basecamp sign used as the working title for this movie is “QOS,” which is the abbreviation of the singer’s title “Queen of Soul."

If you see the production in your neighborhood, please tell The A-Scene Facebook group


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