Long before Pam Anderson bounced down the beach in Baywatch, the original purveyors of jiggle TV were filming beautiful women running in Charlie's Angels. And as bouncing bossoms never really go out of style, the lady crime fighter series is currently being remade by ABC. This time, however, the drama's set in Miami (finally someone noticed that our crime and boobs trump Los Angeles's).
And not only does the new show share the same network as the original, 1970s series producer Leonard Goldberg is on board as is Drew Barrymore, who starred in the 2000 and 2003 films. Unlike other Miami-set series (cough, Dexter), the new Charlie's Angels will actually be filmed in the 305. In fact, the production company is holding a casting call for extras next week. And get this, you don't even have to be pretty. Or bouncy.
On February 26, all "talent" are welcomed to bring their smiling mugs,
their headshots, and at least two forms of ID to the Doubletree Hotel
Grand Hotel for chance at television stardom. All right, sure -- if
chosen, you'll most likely be seen shopping for melons in the background
while the Angels leap and kick ass in the foreground. But still,
there's a chance that producer Drew Barrymore might high-five you at
some point in the shoot. Or at least that scenario is a lot more likely
in the life of an extra than in the life of an insurance agent.
Here are some words of advice from the casting call:
We are looking for all types, looks, ages (over 18), and ethnicities. We
want you to look your best; this is shooting as present day Miami.
Bring your high class party outfits! This is not Miami Vice. We want
Miami to look as gorgeous and real as it does TODAY. Bring a variety of
outfits (or pictures of you in a variety of outfits) to be
photographed. If you are comfortable to be on screen in a bathing suit,
please bring it along and be prepared to have a reference photo taken.
Please arrive with make-up and hair ready. Bring headshots if you have
them (If you don't, it's OK!), and a pen. Please know your wardrobe
sizes (height, waist, inseam, shoe, etc.).
Written by Smallville's Miles Millar and Al Gough, the Charlie's Angels
remake is going to look a lot more like a United Colors of Benetton ad
blond con artist, played
by Rachel Taylor (Grey's Anatomy, Transformers); Kate Prince, an ex-cop
and the only African-American angel, played by Annie Ilonzeh (General
Hospital); and Marisa Valdez, a Latina beauty and former U.S. Marine,
played by Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood). Hart to Hart
star Robert Wagner will play the heard-and-not-seen Charlie and The
Wire's Ramón Rodríguez is Bosley.
Try your luck at the Charlie's Angels casting call at Doubletree Hotel
Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay (Key West / Key Biscayne Room, 1717 N. Bayshore
Dr., Miami) on February 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or check the casting company out on
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