Following in the footsteps of the much-anticipated Entourage movie and HBO's Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson vehicle, Ballers, there's another kid who wants to play in Miami's muy caliente sandbox. FX Television's Hoke, starring Paul Giamatti of Sideways fame, will soon film its pilot episode right here in South Florida.
Chronicling the life and misadventures of Det. Hoke Moseley in 1980s-era Miami, the show is in need of local extras (18 and older only, please) to give the project some flair. With casting set to take place tomorrow at the Hollywood Rotary Club, it's time to brush up on the lingo, fashion, and look of yesteryear.
Even the casting call reads like the guest list of an era-appropriate Andy Warhol soiree. Among other very specific "types," casting directors are looking for ladies with Farrah Fawcett- or Peggy Fleming-esque hairstyles; twins; redheads; little blue-haired ladies or old men; dudes with full perms and mustaches; and emaciated junkie types. Plus, real medical staff, police or military personnel, anyone with old-timey photography equipment (i.e., filament-style bulb cameras and box cameras), and locals with a sweet ride reminiscent of the '60s or '70s are also invited to join the party.
If you're an aspiring thespian or if you want to scratch "become an actor" off your bucket list, casting directors Bill Marinella and Andrea Hume think coming to this open call is the way to go. According to the two head honchos of MarinellaHume Casting, "Extra work is a stepping stone for any actor. It's the very beginning of endless opportunities." Besides, who doesn't love a little role-playing every now and then?
Though the pilot is set in 1978 Miami, don't you dare show up in tie-dye, platforms, and an Afro. Casting directors will totally give you the stink-eye for thinking you could repurpose a bootleg Halloween costume for the gig. They're looking for authenticity, which we know is sometimes a hard concept to grasp in the 305, but your best mid-to-late 1970s attire is requested. May we suggest hitting up Salvation Army and Goodwill for inspiration?
Oh, be sure that your makeup and hair are on point and that you bring your measurements. Experienced stand-ins should also come prepared with a resumé and recent head shot.
Now get out there and break a leg, Miami. The Magic City is a legitimate player in the TV and movie biz, so our people gotta bring the funk.
The Hoke casting call begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 25, at the Hollywood Rotary Club (2349 Taylor St., Hollywood). For those who can't attend Saturday's casting, visit marinellahumecasting.com.
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