ATLANTA — J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele are looking for fresh talent to be featured in “Lovecraft Country, “a one-hour drama series by HBO.
Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, the show follows Atticus Black as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.
What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Michael Kenneth Williams, who once joined played in HBO’s inner-city drug traffic series “The Wire,” will star as Black.
Rose Locke Casting are looking for actors to portray the look of the 1950’s Jim Crow era.
Here is what they are looking for:
- Your original submissions have the dated selfie. It can be within the last two weeks.
- Do not want a ton of makeup on. Casting wants you to look natural.
- Please share what your current hair looks like
- No shaved heads or sharp/harsh fades
- Please stop cutting hair
- No visible tattoos
- Must be willing to let us trim/alter hair to be period correct
- Women must have natural hair (No artificial colors / no braids / no weaves)
- No fake nails
- No visible tattoos
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Some of the featured roles that are currently being cast:
African American Men and Women / Age 18-35 Please see above guidelines
Subject: LETI FRIEND
Caucasian Men / Age 50 and older
Please see above guidelines / There is a possibility that they may allow some facial hair. Please note if you are not willing to alter your facial hair.
Subject: SECRET SOCIETY
Seeking Caucasian Men / Age 25 and older Please see above guidelines
Seeking 7-year-Old African American Male Must have hair on his head
Subject: YOUNG MONTROSE
Seeking 9-year-old African American Male Must have hair on his head
Subject: YOUNG GEORGE
Seeking 10-year-old African American Male
Must have Hair on his head
Subject: YOUNG ATTICUS
Seeking Skinny 15-year-old African American Male Must have Hair on his head
Subject: TEEN ATTICUS
Shooting takes place on June 5.
If you are available and fit the description, then please email RLCasting@RoseLockeCasting.com. Include 3 pics (head, body and selfie holding a piece of paper with today's date written on it) age, height, weight and all contact info. Please put what role you are submitting for in the subject box.