CASTING OPPORTUNITY: Jussie Smollett’s sister is riding his wave but casting says “no weave”

Jurnee-Smollett-and-Jussie-Smollett-attend-the-Entertainment-Weekly-celebration-honoring-nominees-for-the-Screen-Actors-Guild-Awards-at-Chateau-Marmont-(www.BlacksinHollyw0od.com) – If you want to know how easy it is to get an acting gig when you’re related to Jussie Smollet, just as his sister, Jurnee. She’s headed to TV thanks to her brother’s massive popularity. While she’s a fairly good actress, the timing is perfect for the sister and brother duo to take audiences by storm.

Her new project “Underground” is currently casting. Here’s the details:

PROJECT: UNDERGROUND TV SERIES
DIRECTOR: ANTHONY HEMINGWAY (Treme)
WRITERS: MISHA GREEN & JOE POKASKI (Heroes)
STARRING: JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) CHRISTOPHER MELONI (Law & Order: SVU) and ALDIS HODGE (Leverage)
FILMING DATES: 4/13/2015 – TBD
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: VACHERIE, BATON ROUGE, and ST. FRANCISVILLE

STORY LINE: Underground follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back, dead or alive.
undergroundSUBMISSION NOTE: We will be asking our Background Actors to stop all grooming from now until the shoot so we do ask you consider this commitment prior to submitting … please note if you cannot make such commitments.

HAIR REQUIREMENTS

We will have strict hair guidelines and costume sizes. We will only be able to cast women with NATURAL HAIR, no modern cuts or fresh hair cuts and no dye. Men should grow out hair and facial hair.
**If you are not contacted immediately, that does not mean you will not be considered for the show. We will be booking as we film so please continue to follow grooming directions.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: Please email us your submission at undergroundrailroadcasting@gmail.com
INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION:

  • Name, Age, Contact #, Email, Current City of Residency, Height/Weight
  • TWO Current Pictures like the example attached: one headshot, one body shot.
  • No hats, no sunglasses, no selfies/mirror pics.
  • Please stand in front of a solid wall and stare into the camera.
  • DO NOT SMILE and please DO NOT wear makeup.
  • Please note any tattoos and piercings
  • Please note any modern dental work such as metal braces or gold teeth
  • Please note any reenacting experience
  • Please note any Horse Riding experience
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