'Lone Ranger' Casting Call: Filmmakers Seek L.A.-Based Natives to Recreate Comanche Village
Disney Studios, the production company behind the much-discussed mega-project The Lone Ranger, has put out a call for "Mexican and Native American Women, Children, and elderly Men to work on the film as fully paid featured background performers."
As we recently reported, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has said that the film is nearly wrapped. Location shooting, which took place in Monument Valley, seems to be done with. The current casting call is for scenes of a Comanche village, which will be shot in or near Los Angeles. The film stars Armie Hammer as the title character, Johnny Depp as Tonto, and is directed by Gore Verbinski.
Some specifics about what the casting agents are looking for:
Mexican or Native American Women, ages 18-80: Very natural, period look. No contemporary hair styles. No tattoos. No highlights.
Mexican or Native American Men, ages 50-80: Must have long hair. Very natural period look. No tattoos. No dyed hair.
Mexican or Native American Children, any age: Must be able to portray 1800's period look.
For more information, including instructions on how to apply, visit FeatureFilmCasting.com.