Now Casting: Play Young LeBron James and Friends in the Feature Adaptation of ‘Shooting Stars’ + 3 More Gigs

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Today’s top gigs are fit for a king! The upcoming feature adaptation of LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger’s “Shooting Stars” is seeking young actors to play the lead roles, including the role of young LeBron James. Plus, a short drama, a high-paying feature murder mystery, and a hotel brand shoot are casting now.

Springhill Company and Universal Pictures are casting talent for the upcoming adaptation of Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger’s “Shooting Stars,” a book that follows James and his four boyhood friends growing in friendship and basketball on their way to three Ohio championships and one national championship. Five young Black male actors, aged 13–23, are wanted to play the lead roles in the film, including the role of young LeBron James. All five actors must have strong basketball skills. Filming will begin on Oct. 25 with a training camp preceding in Ohio. Talent will be paid under a SAG-AFTRA contract. Apply here!

Join the cast of “New Shoes,” a short drama based on the true relationship between a drug-addicted mother and her son. Talent, aged 12–58, is wanted for several roles, including the starring roles of Elaine and her son, Tristan. The role of Elaine will require nudity. Filming will take place during the last week of September in the New England area. Pay, travel, and meals will be provided. Apply here!

Casting is underway for “Souvenirs,” a murder mystery feature following the grisly torture and murders of several Jane Doe victims in the Two Rivers area. A female actor, aged 30–45, is wanted to play the lead detective role. Nudity will be required. Filming will take place on Oct. 4–22 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Pay is $1,000 per day with meals, travel, points, and hotel accommodations covered. Apply here!

Two actors, aged 25 and older, and one young actor, age 13–20, are wanted to play a family in a photography and b-roll shoot for a Los Angeles hotel. Filming will take place on Aug. 10–13. Pay is $500 per day. Apply here!

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