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"Alexander the Great" Movie Casting Call


Luhrmann, while completing the final draft of the script, has been building digital animatics with a visual effects house, Animal Logic, in Australia and has spent the last few months developing the visual look of the film with his double academy award winning production designer and wife, Catherine Martin. In the next few months he will be shooting background plates in Greece and Iran before returning to Los Angeles and Sydney to continue the casting process. Having completed the location scouting with De Laurentiis in Morocco, Jordan, Thailand and Australia, the production has secured the support of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Chatri Chalerm Yukol of Thailand as well as the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard.

Based on the short but extraordinary life of the brilliant warrior-conqueror who ruled over the largest empire ever to fall under one man, filming "Alexander the Great" is the long-held cinematic dream of De Laurentiis, the legendary producer of several decades' worth of memorable motion pictures. Working with Luhrmann continues De Laurentiis' lifelong dedication to working with visionary directors, from his early work with Federico Fellini (on films awarded two Oscars) and Vittorio De Sica through contemporary mavericks such as David Lynch. In 2001, De Laurentiis received the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Academy Award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the motion picture industry.

Please send submissions including colour headshot, resume with statistical information specifying: age, height, weight and horse-riding experience and expertise to:

Universal Pictures Feature Casting Department
100 Universal City Plaza Building 2160/8A
Universal City, California 91608

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