Casting calls for new HBO series ‘The Brink’ starring Jack Black, Tim Robbins, and Esai Morales

HBO The Brink Casting Calls and Auditions

The Brink will shoot in Los Angeles starting early January, 2014.
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Jerry Weintraub Productions and Everyman Pictures have been given the green light to begin production on the HBO series pilot episode of the epic dark comedy titled “The Brink”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now casting co-starring and possible recurring roles. The auditions are being held in Los Angeles, where shooting will take place beginning January, 2014. The general extras, featured background actors, and stand-ins will be hired throughout production. “The Brink” is based on J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman’s book Personal Effects: Dark Art.

The series focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander, a man of big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room; Alex Coppins, a lowly Foreign Service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all; and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.

Starring in “The Brink” is Academy Award winner Tim Robbins playing the role of U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander, two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Jack Black as Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins, ALMA Award nominee Esai Morales as President of the United States Julian Navarro, and Tony Award nominee Pablo Schreiber in the role of ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan. Other cast members include Gotham Awards nominee Aasif Mandvi, Geoffrey Pierson, Mimi Kennedy, Maribeth Monroe, and Ryan Cutrona.

Four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Jay Roach will direct the pilot from a script written by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabi. Roach will also executive produce under the banner of his production company Everyman Pictures. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jerry Weintraub will exec produce for Jerry Weintraub Productions. Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabi are also executive producers.

All talent, including minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

David Rubin
Firefly Casting
145 S. Fairfax Avenue
Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90036


I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting.
You must register in person.

Crew Members and Production Staff

Los Angeles:

Experienced crew members and production staff located in the Los Angeles area can submit resumes to the following:

[email protected]

or hardcopy submissions to:

The Brink Resumes
Production Office
12233 W. Elk Avenue
Box 18
Los Angeles, CA 90064


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

The Brink Production Office
12233 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 158
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Jerry Weintraub Productions
190 N. Canon Drive
Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Everyman Pictures
1512 16th Street
Suite 3
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Executive Producers:

Roberto Benabib
Kim Benabib
Jay Roach
Jerry Weintraub


Roberto Benabib
Kim Benabib


Jay Roach


Jack Black
Tim Robbins
Esai Morales
Aasif Mandvi
Geoffrey Pierson
Maribeth Monroe
Pablo Schreiber
Mimi Kennedy
Ryan Curtona


A dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three different and desperate men; the Secretary of State, a Navy pilot and a Foreign Service officer; who to save the planet from destruction.