Here’s some big news.
Disney’s National Casting Call for John-Paul-George and Ringo will begin at BEATexpo Nov. 28-29 Connecticut: BEATEXPO 2009 coming to the Downtown Stamford Holiday Inn in Stamford, CT on November 28-29, currently boasts a wonderful guest-list, some fine tribute bands, a memorabilia marketplace and otherworthy convention attractions.
Now the event has one other amazing element to it: a motion picture casting call.
But not just any casting call, this is the national audition for the upcoming remake of the Fab Four film being produced by Disney. They are not looking for singers, as the film is using 16 original Beatles tracks, but they are seeking four actors to play the leads who resemble or can imitate, or have the mannerisms and idiosyncrasies of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. Aspiring actors and stars from all over the world should turn up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a Beatle in what will undoubtedly be the biggest animated film of the year.
Casting call times are Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10am-6pm, and Sunday, Nov. 29 from noon-8pm as part of the convention being held at the Downtown Stamford Holiday Inn, 700 E. Main Street, Stamford, Conn (in the Shippan Point Room).
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this film will be done in the Motion Capture technique that has been used in features such as BEOWULF, THE POLAR EXPRESS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and MONSTER HOUSE. The human characters will resemble the Fab Four and not the particular actor playing the role. For all of the characters, we will capture not only the actor’s voice but also physical performance in incredible detail. The captured performance then drives the computer-generated character in the final screen image. The actor’s actual performance is very non-technical and liberating and is rehearsed and performed in a studio like a play.
FOR AUDITION, PLEASE CHOOSE THE ROLE THAT YOU BEST EMBODY:
[JOHN] 20-45, British Accent (Liverpool)…LEAD ROLE
[PAUL] 20-45, British Accent (Liverpool)…LEAD ROLE
[GEORGE] 20-45, British Accent (Liverpool)…LEAD ROLE
[RINGO] 20-45, British Accent (Liverpool)…LEAD ROLE
Those auditioning will be portraying characters between ages 20-45. Actors should come dressed appropriately for the late 60’s era and come in character with required accents and mannerisms. For research material and audition scenes, visit the blog: http://fabfourcasting.blogspot. com . Currently being billed as an untitled “Fab 4 Project,” there were previous reports that this movie was to be a remake of “Yellow Submarine” in 3-D.
This casting call for the four leads is just one element, albeit a unique and exciting one, of this special event for fans. For further information on BEAT expo 2009 (http://toursandevents.com/BEATexpo. htm)
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~BEATexpo 2009 with Tribute Bands, Special Guests, Vendors, Memorabilia
~Sat November 28 8-Midnight (bands, concerts, live performances)
~and Sunday Nov 29 Noon-8PM (guest speakers, bands, dealers, exhibits)
~Location: Downtown Stamford Holiday Inn in Stamford, 700 East Main
Street, Stamford, CT
~Tickets only $15 in advance (online) / ($20 door)
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Peter Tork (Monkees) – talking about the Beatles & the 60’s – performing Sat night, talking onstage & signing autographs on Sunday
Greg Hawkes (The Cars) – talking about his album “The Beatles Uke” -performing Sat night Beatles songs on ukelele, talking onstage & signing autographs on Sunday
Sid Bernstein – promoter who brought The Beatles to play America: Carnegie Hall 1964, Shea Stadium 1965 + 1966
Dennis Ferrante – John Lennon’s recording engineer – talking onstage & signing autographs on Sunday
Clay Cole – 60’s NY D.J. & TV host of “The Clay Cole Show” which once had both The Beatles & The Rolling Stones on the very same show!
Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) – lead guitarist on new album “Garage Band Beatles”
Spanky McFarlane (Spanky & Our Gang, Mamas & The Papas)
Jude Kessler (Author, “Shoulda Been There”)
Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster, “The Munsters”)
If you go make sure you say “Hi” to Shannon and Helen Darras (the author of Butch Patrick’s new book) for me who will both be joining me on the Beatles Tribute Cruise!