Two weeks ago my brother posted a link to an article from the Press Register on my Facebook page about a movie being shot in Mobile, Alabama. They put out a call for extras and for amputees for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage starring Nicholas Cage, directed by Mario Van Peebles, and produced by Richard Rionda Del Castro.
Immediately after reading the article, I sent an email with head shot and full body shot of me reading Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel with my prosthesis planter.
Yesterday, I received an email from the casting director for an “audition request.” The local casting director wrote, “You have been specifically selected to meet with and speak to the producer and director about the scenes in which they may want to use you.”
I’m familiar with the history of the USS Indianapolis. I remember reading a great book about it called, In Harm’s Way, by Doug Stanton. As an aside, our Fairhope Library Nonfiction Book Club voted to the read book. We will be reading it early next year, just a few months before the movie is scheduled to premiere.
I’m nervous about the audition and excited about the opportunity. Whatever comes of it, I’m heading over to Mobile tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime wish me luck, maybe I’ll get a leg up and catch a break.