Matthew McConaughey Film Casting in Detroit

Matthew McConaughey’s new movie White Boy Rick is now casting background extras and actors for featured roles in the movie. Filming will take place in Detroit, Michigan and producers are looking for talent that are able to work on the movie as it continues filming through early June.

White Boy Rick is set in Detroit in the 1980s during the height of the crack epidemic and centers around the true story of Richard Weshe Jr., a teenager who became an undercover informant at 14 before becoming a major drug dealer until he was arrested at age 17. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bel Powley. White Boy Rick will be directed by Yann Demange and written by Logan Miller, and Noah Miller.

Filming Details

Date and Time: Through June 2017

Where: Detroit, MI and Cleveland, OH

Roles: Featured and Background

Talent Application

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Currently, Angela Boehm Casting is looking for featured roles. The movie’s director is hand selecting a large majority of these background jobs and talent may have to audition for a spot in the movie.

It is important to know this is a process. We will be going through several steps to hire people as extras. First, we approve the photos, then the AD approves, then we will schedule a video audition for 80% of our extras, most potential extras will be asked to meet with the director, then hired. So if you don’t hear back right away, you are probably going through the process; please keep yourself available if your submitting. This particular director is placing a strong emphasis on the background, he is hand selecting these actors. If you are part of this industry because of the creativity involved, this is one set you will want to be on. So when submitting please plan to be flexible and ready to be on set at any time because the director will decide who he wants in the film first, then where he wants them. This film is incredibly creative and unique. They cannot stress enough how much emphasis the director is putting on every single background artist chosen to be in this film. The possibility of upgrades and features is very possible.

Some additional instructions-

When you submit pictures, please avoid headshots. The director wants real people. Make sure they are current photos.

We can’t have well groomed, anyone interested should grow their hair out and grow sideburns!! This is a period piece. In the 80’s.

We can’t have anyone with Neck Ink or sleeve tattoos.


African American roller skaters for a few scenes. These people need flexible schedules and be willing to put in possible long hours. Submit with the subject: Skaters. This will probably film in May.

Age 18 to look younger African American Male; Brenda’s Boyfriend. This is a very featured role to play the boyfriend of one of the principal parts. THey will see actors who are 17 but only after the 18 year olds have been seen. Submit with the subject: Boyfriend

African American Female; 45-55 year old neighbor with a dog. Submit with the subject: Neighbor with Dog. Having a dog is a plus here. If you do have a dog please include a photo of the dog. If not you can still submit as long as you are comfortable with dogs. No one that is allergic to dogs.

3 African American boys 7 to 12 years old who hear a shooting (nothing will be seen). Submit with subject: Neighbor Boys

Caucasian men, women and children of all ages. Submit with subject: Gun Show (This will probably film in April, 2 days, not consecutive. Everyone will not be needed for both days.)

Heavy set African American Female; Pizza Cook. Submit with the subject: Pizza Cook

African American teen on bike. Let them know if you have a bike what kind. Are their logos? What color, send a picture of the bike. Age should be 13 to 16. Subject: Teen on bike.

Please have anyone interested email They should include 1-3 pictures themselves, their name and phone number. Please include the subject that was listed above.

Talent Application

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