One on June 6 issued by The Actor Factory in Norman raised Chicken-Fried News eyebrows. It was the one titled CASTING CALL: Hunky Chippendales-Types, Prisoners, Tough Kid & Hot Teens Needed for YELLOW.
It wasnt so much the catchall subject line that caught our attention, but the two groups they wanted to get together in the same room: the HOT TEENAGERS age 16-18. Gorgeous and the SCARY PRISONERS Actual ex-cons a definite plus.
Impressionable youths and hardened felons. What could go wrong? Its not exactly a recipe for awesomeness à la chocolate and peanut butter.
The dramedy centers on a young woman with a drugproblem (Oklahoma City-born Heather Wahlquist, aka Mrs. Cassavetes). Also starring are Cassavetes mom, the legendary Gena Rowlands; Melanie Griffith; and Hank Azaria. No word yet on who will play TOUGH KID. Maybe you? Native American male, age 8-10. Could be a bully. Good swimmer.