Open casting call for HBO series ‘Sharp Objects’


There is now an in-person open casting call scheduled for the new HBO series “Sharp Objects”. The project will be filming in the Redwood Valley area of Northern California during the month of May, 2017. “Sharp Objects is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn about a reporter just released from a psychiatric hospital, to cover the murders of two preteen girls. All talent must be legally eligible to work on television productions in Northern California. That information can be found in the San Francisco Actors Resource Guide eBook. The date and location for the open casting call is posted below.

“Sharp Objects” centers on reporter Camille Preaker, fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, who faces a troubling assignment. She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille hardly has spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims, a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story, and survive this homecoming.

Starring in “Sharp Objects” is five-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson as Camille’s mother Adora Crellin, and Eliza Scanlen as Camille’s half sister Amma. Also starring is two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Elizabeth Perkins as Jackie, Young Artist Award winner Madison Davenport as Meredith, and Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Chris Messina as Detective Richard Willis.

Amy Adams will also executive produce along with Primetime Emmy Award nominee Marti Noxon, who serves as show-runner and head writer. Also executive producing are Academy Award nominee Jason Blum, Golden Globe Award nominee Gillian Flynn, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Nathan Ross, and Academy Award nominee Jean-Marc Vallée who is also directing the 8-episode series.

HBO Sharp Objects Open Casting Call

The following in-person open casting call for the new HBO series “Sharp Objects” has been scheduled. The show is casting all types of people to work as extras. The pay rate is $84 for eight hours, with overtime begining after eight hours. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities are welcome to attend. Filming will take place in May. There will be between 500 – 1,000 extras hired for these scenes that will shoot in Northern California, the Redwood Valley area. You must be prepared to work all day or all night. Meals are provided. There are no fees whatsoever to work on this or any other HBO project.

• Adults – 18 years of age and older, including seniors.
• Kids – 6 years of age and older.


Ukiah Valley Conference Center
200 S School Street
Ukiah, CA 95482


Saturday April 8, 2017
10:00am – 4:30pm

Please bring a recent color 3×5 inch photo of yourself, a pen or pencil, and a great attitude.

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

David Ruben
Firefly Casting
6333 West 3rd Street
Suite 902
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Starring and supporting roles are being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, 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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Production Companies:

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

Blumhouse Television / Tiny Pyro
2401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Entertainment One
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PHONE: 213-835-1000
STATUS: March 27 LOCATION: Los Angeles
PRODUCER: Jason Blum – Charles Layton – Nathan Ross – Jessica Rhoades – Jeremy Gold – Marci Wiseman
WRITER/PRODUCER: Marti Noxon – Gillian Flynn DIRECTOR: Jean-Marc Vallée LP: Gregg Fienberg ([email protected])
CAST: Amy Adams – Patricia Clarkson
310-407-0960 FAX: 310-407-0961

Executive Producers:

Amy Adams
Marti Noxon
Jason Blum
Gillian Flynn
Charles Layton
Jessica Rhoades
Nathan Ross
Jean-Marc Vallée


Marti Noxon
Gillian Flynn (novel)


Jean-Marc Vallée


Amy Adams – Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson – Adora Crellin
Eliza Scanlen – Amma
Elizabeth Perkins – Jackie
Madison Davenport – Meredith
Chris Messina – Detective Richard Willis.


Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn about a reporter just released from a psychiatric hospital, to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

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