Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Leonardo DiCaprio seen onstage at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony on Thursday, Feb, 6, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio Film Seeks Native American Actors in Santa Fe


On Monday, June 30, casting director Rene Haynes will be in Santa Fe, NM, seeking a number of Native actors to appear in a Leonardo DiCaprio film that will shoot in western Canada this fall.

The Revenant will be directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, and is based on Michael Punke's 2002 debut novel of the same name. It is expected to see a late 2015 release.

Haynes is the leading casting director when it comes to Native talent, with an extensive resume that dates back to Dances With Wolves (1989) and includes recent projects The Twilight Saga (2009-10), Crooked Arrows (2012), Winter in the Blood (2013), and Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013).

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The following is the full casting notice supplied by Haynes, according to OneHeadlightInk:

OPEN Casting Call for Native Americans for THE REVENANT
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Producers: Steve Golin, David Kanter, Arnon Milchan, Keith Redmond, James Skotchdopole,

Feature Film, New Regency

Native/First Nations Casting: Rene Haynes

Native/First Nations Casting Asst: Tara Mazzucca

Start Date: Sept. 2014
Filming Location: Western Canada

“THE REVENANT”, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge the story of a 19th century fur trapper, Hugh Glass, who gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Near death, the terrain makes it impossible for his colleagues to carry him back to their fort. They leave him for dead but he survives and sets out on a treacherous journey to exactrevenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.

Seeking: Native American Teens – MALE – age 12 – 18 who can look age 14 – 15, with a strong character face, who spend a lot of time outdoors! Minors should have a guardian with them – or written permission from a guardian to be videotaped.

Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Native American Women – ages 30 – 40 Strong female warrior, outdoors type. Strong Faces!

Meetings will be with Casting Director, Rene Haynes. No acting experience is necessary. No need to prepare anything, just come in for the meeting and you may be interviewed on Video Tape for the director. All cast actors will be compensated at applicable SAG/AFTRA or ACTRA rates.

Transportation and Lodging will be provided.

WHEN: MONDAY, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 ST. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

*Parking at The Film School/The Screen.

*Enter under “THE FILM SCHOOL” sign on building – opposite The Screen.

* ROOM #107

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

All questions to: [email protected].

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Submitted by chahta ohoyo on
uh, scuse me, but this movie has already been made and is a classic...called 'man in the wilderness' and stars john Huston and Richard harris....

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Submitted by norkster on
"Man in the Wilderness" was basically ripped off from the 1954 publication "Lord Grizzly," a novel which was a finalist for a 1955 National Book Award, by the late Frederick Manfred, a prolific writer and University of South Dakota professor.