I just wanted to remind everyone that the open casting call for Chan's movie 'Son of No One' is TODAY!!
For those who don't know, 'Son of No One' will be directed by Dito Montiel (i.e. the director of Chan's past and future films 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints', 'Fighting', and 'Brotherhood of the Rose') and will start filming in New York City in March 2010. The crime thriller will be released some time in 2011.
The production is holding an open call for boys and girls of any race today in New York City. They are looking for boys to play 15 year old versions of Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard. 'Son of No One' is also looking for girls who look like they're 15.
In case you're wondering what Chan looked like around the age of 15, you can check out a CTU exclusive yearbook photo of the actor when he was a sophomore at Gaither High School in Florida in 1995.
The open call will take place TODAY at 520 8th Avenue in Manhattan on the 16th floor between 3 and 7pm, and no head shots are necessary. You can CLICK HERE for directions.
They prefer non-union actors, so no experience is necessary. Only attend the open call if you can pass for 15 years old, and minors MUST bring a parent or legal guardian with them to the casting call.
Principal actor casting for 'Son of No One' is handled by Amanda Mackey Johnson of Mackey/Sandrich Casting, which is located at 3000 W. Olympic Blvd. Bldg. 3, Room 2323 in Santa Monica, CA.
'Son of No One' will film in New York City, Toronto, and Detroit and is about a young cop named Jonathan White (played Channing Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family. Here's the full synopsis for the film...
"Jonathan White had a rough childhood. His father, a cop, was killed in the line of duty, and Jonathan was raised by his grandmother in the Queensbridge Projects in Queens, NY. He had a lot of friends, and he was the only white kid, so they called him Milk. Milk and his closest friends were going to start a hardcore punk band and become stars like their favorite band, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops). But fate intervened. Milk and his friends were always hassled by a couple of neighborhood junkies, until one day Milk had enough and killed one of the junkies.Fans have told me that they are flying in and taking 5 hour bus trips to get to the casting call, so I truly want to say GOOD LUCK to everyone who's planning on attending the casting today!!!
Later, they were forced to kill the second junkie to avoid being caught. But the police knew more than they publicly let on. Detective Stanford (Robert De Niro) approaches young Milk and tells him he doesn't have to worry about getting caught. His dad was Stanford's partner, which makes them like family. Sixteen years later, Jonathan lives in Long Island with his wife Kerry White, and their beautiful daughter. Like his father, Jonathan is a cop, assigned to the Queensbridge projects where he grew up. 9/11 has caused the neighborhood to change, and real estate developers work closely with the police on a project called "Quality of Life", an effort to rid the neighborhood of junkies and homeless people.
For Jonathan, the changes become personal when a rabble-rousing newspaper publishes a letter from an unnamed source, which describes the details of sixteen-year old murders that were never solved because the police didn't care. Jonathan's world is thrown into a tailspin as the letters continue and Sergeant Mathers (James Gandolfini) asks him to give the newspaper editor a visit. The editor, an aging hippie named Roger Daltry, is determined to find out more about the unsolved murders.
Jonathan researches his old friends to see if they're behind the letters. Many are dead, or have been relocated due to the Quality of Life project. He's pretty sure the culprit is Vinny (Terrence Howard), his closest friend. Vinny had a troubled upbringing, and he and Jonathan shared many secrets. Vinny spent some time in jail, and still lives at home with his mom. Jonathan's paranoia intensifies when he finds his work locker unlocked, with a copy of the newspaper inside. In the newspaper is a brand new letter about the murders. Kerry begins receiving threatening phone calls, and Mathers pressures him to silence Daltry. Jonathan confronts his old friend, but can't be sure if he has anything to do with the letters."