Universal Pictures has put out an open casting call for Nancy Meyers' latest comedy, which will star the likes of Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. The studio is currently looking for a young male to play the character of Edward, a high school senior, in the untitled project. They are hoping to find the next Michael Cera /McLovin type to play a 17-year-old in this upcoming film, which will shoot in New York and Los Angeles in early 2009. No prior acting experience is said to be necessary. And auditions may be submitted online. The deadline for submissions is January 16th.
What are they looking for? Young men between the ages of fifteen and seventeen to audition for a major role in a Universal comedy. Who are they casting? Edward, an awkward, funny, precocious seventeen-year-old high school senior. The actor that is chosen for the role must be available for work in New York City and Los Angeles from February 2009 until mid-June 2009. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Where will they be auditioning? At Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, Studio 17B, between 36th and 37th Streets in New York City. Sign in is from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday, January 10th, 2009.