Monday 14 October, 2019

UK production company looking for actors/cricketers for cricket film

A production company is looking for cricketers for a feature film on the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

The film will be produced by Sports Promotions of the United Kingdom. 

A crew from the casting company is in Trinidad and are trying to meet and see as many cricketers as possible to give the director and producers a variety of options for each role.

Cricketers can be of any standard - amateur, semi-professional, professional or retired.

Filming of the feature will be done in the UK, with those cast in the West Indies team for the film having the opportunity to appear at Lord's Cricket Ground in London to recreate the 1983 Final.

The cricketer or actor selected and cast in the film will have his travel, flights and accommodation paid for by the production company.

These expenses are separate to his film fee. Compensation is between $5000 to $8000,

Those desirous of making the cut should have a similar cricket style, look and height of one of the cricket greats of the 1980s.

This is the age the West Indies stars were during the 1983 CWC but is not the age the cricketers auditioning have to be.

The roles available are:
Sir Vivian Richards: Batting - right arm, Bowling - right arm slow, Height - 5'11, Age - 31
Clive Lloyd: Batting - left hand, Bowling - right arm medium, Height - 6'4, Age - 39
Malcolm Marshall: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right arm fast, Height - 5'11, Age - 25
Joel Garner: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right arm fast, Height - 6'8, Age - 31
Sir Andy Roberts: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right hand, Height - 6'2, Age - 32
Michael Holding: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right arm fast, Height - 6'3, Age - 29
Jeff Dujon: Batting - right hand, wicketkeeper, Height - 5'11, Age - 27
Desmond Haynes: Batting - right hand, Bowling -  Height - 5'11, Age - 27
Larry Gomes: Batting - left hand, Bowling - right arm off break, right arm medium pace, Height - 5'11, Age - 30
Faoud Bacchus: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right arm medium, Height - 5'10, Age - 29
Gordon Greenidge: Batting - right hand, Bowling - right arm medium, Height - 5'11, Age – 32

Screening/auditions for the above roles will take place on Monday, December 10 and Tuesday,  December 11 between 9 am and 4 pm at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva.

Those who are interested in auditioning must attend either of the two sessions.

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