We always get a lot of the odd, the quirky and the altogether outrageous here at FilmJerk. Five months into 2003, I’m ready to say this little tidbit we’ve been handed is one of the most inspired pieces of casting call news we’ve come across this year by far.
The “Untitled Nancy Meyers Project,” the Jack Nicholson film which is still without a definitive title but given a December 12 release date, is looking for a troupe of Nicholson look-alikes for a sequence in the film. Called the Dancing Henrys, the film producers and casting agents are looking for men with receding hairlines from the ages of 60 to 65, with a height between 5′ 9″ and 5′ 11″ and somewhere around 200 pounds. These casting notes call for these actors to partake in a “Jack Nicholson chorus line scene.”
The film focuses on a New York City music executive played by Nicholson, who has a proclivity of dating younger women. But he is dealt a harsh blow when he suffers a heart attack when visiting the Hamptons beach home of the mother of his latest trophy girlfriend. With his girlfriend fleeing back to the city, Harry is left in the care of the mother and his doctor. Realizing they are both falling in love with the divorced playwright, they soon find themselves competing with each other for her hand.
Oddly, although the parts are called the Dancing Henrys, Nicholson’s character in the film is named Harry Langer.
With no indication how much screentime the actors will get, these are non-speaking roles and they are looking for all ethnicities to fill the parts. If it’s not too much to ask, I’d like to request that the actors do an old-style Broadway musical number, complete with a line kick—is that too much to askr
If you are suitable for one of these roles, please feel free to have your agent contact K.C. Colwell at Columbia Pictures via mail. Unfortunately, FilmJerk.com does not have contact information further than that.
“Untitled Nancy Meyers Project” Scorecard
Exec. Producers: Bruce Block
Associate Producer: Suzanne Farwell
Director / Writer: Nancy Meyers
Start Date: In progress
Locations: L.A., N.Y, and Paris
Production Company/Distributor: Columbia Pictures