Morgan Casting is thrilled to announce that GREAT ESCAPES WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is returning for a second season and they are back to hunt some criminals…actually, they’re hunting for people who LOOK like the criminals – and others – that will be featured in this docuseries about infamous jailbreaks!
Shooting for Week 2 begins August 15 in Natchez, and they’ll be casting on a broad spectrum of age, ethnicity, and gender. Pro actors may suggest through their agents or Actors Access, but non-pros are also welcome to submit for consideration via the email address provided below.
All roles are silent on camera, so Morgan Casting is seeking talented performers who can bring these roles to life through convincing action! They would love to cast as closely as possible in look, height, and eye color; however, please do not limit your suggestion based on eye color, and feel free to go up or down a few inches with height.
Pays $200/day for the following roles, for up to 5 days max of work, exact number of work days still TBD.
Production is open to covering hotel for those who may live a reasonable drive from Natchez.
NOTE: COVID testing will be required of all performers and covered by production. All talent must be non-union.
IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THE EXACT AGE/HEIGHT, OR IDENTICAL IN LOOK TO OUR CANDIDATES, BUT REASONABLY CLOSE IN RESEMBLANCE.
[Forest Tucker] White male, appears around age 59, with receding gray hairline.
[John Waller] White male, age 35-50, with short dark hair and full facial hair.
[William McGirk] White male, age 35-50, with receding hairline (longer in the back), and full beard.
[Roy Harper] White male, age 42. Bald with blue eyes, 5’7”, 165 lbs. Arm tattoos preferred, but not required.
[John Woolard] White male, age 37. Blonde hair, blue eyes. 6’2”, 160 lbs.
[Jim Turturillo] White male, age 38. Brown hair, brown eyes. 6ft, 245 lbs.
[Jim Poling] White male, age 30. Brown hair, blue eyes. 5’10”, 200 lbs.
Additionally, Production is looking for the following to be featured background. Must work as local hire (no hotel accommodations) for $150/one day on set; exact date TBD:
[Webb Couple] White male & female, age 60s. Real-life couples encouraged to submit, or suggest individually!
On set experience welcomed, but not required. Must be non-union.
Please email TWO photos (1 head & shoulders + 1 full length), along with the following information to: CastingGreatEscapes@gmail.com
For the subject line of your email, please use:
[Insert your name here] for [Insert character name here]
Current City/State of Residence:
Weight and/or Body Type:
If you are represented by an agent, please let us know.
Are you non-union?
Deadline to submit/suggest is Thursday, August 4 at 5 p.m.