Ron Howard’s ‘Cheaters’ With Vince Vaughn to Have Open Chicago Casting Call on May 22, 2010

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CHICAGO – Here’s something novel from legendary director Ron Howard: a new comedy. And a Chicago Blackhawks-themed open casting call for the film, which is unofficially called “Cheaters,” is coming to Chicago on May 22, 2010. Information about the casting call can be found below.

“Cheaters” aims to attach a powerhouse of stars and currently has Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James and most recently Queen Latifah and Channing Tatum.

Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Connelly
From left to right: Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Connelly.
Image credit: Google Images

Ron Howard has directed “Angels & Demons,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Cinderella Man,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Edtv,” “Ransom,” “Apollo 13,” “Backdraft,” “Parenthood,” “Cocoon,” “Splash” and “Grand Theft Auto”.

Chicago-based extras casting director Jon Kinnas, whose Atmosphere Casting company competes locally with Joan Philo Casting and the like, is holding an open casting call to meet and greet those interested in working on the new comedy.

Principal photography begins on May 25, 2010 and runs through Aug. 6, 2010. The film, which is about a man who discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair, is currently slated to open on Jan. 14, 2011.

Kinnas tells that the production will need to hire “hundreds of Chicago locals” to work as extras on the film. The casting call will be open to everyone – of all ethnicities – aged 16 and older.

Those coming out for the casting call are advised to wear any Chicago Blackhawks gear (official NHL licensed jerseys, T-shirts, hats, sweaters, foam fingers, etc.). A photo will be taken in your fan attire. Here is the information you need for the casting call:

When: Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Chicago Academy For the Arts, 1010 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Jon Kinnas is the owner of Chicago-based Atmosphere Casting. He has cast extras for feature films, television shows, national commercials and music videos. Some of his casting credits include “Eagle Eye,” “The Informant!,” “The Beast,” “Leverage” and “CSI: NY”. editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


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Lindsay Simonetta's picture

"Cheaters" extra

It would be a great opportunity to be casted as an extra in the film “Cheaters”. I am 18, 5’ 3”, 120 lbs and I have Chicago Black Hawk attire.
Thank you,
Lindsay Simonetta's picture

Few years late

You’re a few years late. :-)

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