By Kasey Emas
Pitch Perfect will return to Baton Rouge this summer to shoot the highly anticipated sequel, and dancers will have a chance to be a part of it at an open casting call this weekend in Baton Rouge.
Caballero Casting, a company based in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, will hold an open casting call for male and female dancers 18 years or older of all styles.
Auditions will be held this Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Rick Seelings Dance Club located on North Harrells Ferry Road. Parking will be available on site. Cabellero Casting asks that all dancers arrive ready to dance in appropriate dance attire and footwear.
Pitch Perfect shot in Baton Rouge back in 2011, bringing lots of energy and hype to the city. LSU was heavily featured in the original and is predicted to make a return as the fictional Barden University this summer in the sequel, adding yet another feature film to its growing list. Other films shot at the popular campus include, The Dukes of Hazzard, Glory Road, The Reaping and Pride.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks are all confirmed for the sequel. However, Banks, who also produced the original, will now take a seat in the director’s chair as she makes her feature directorial debut with the second installment. Disney star Demi Lovato is also rumored to join the cast.
The 30+ day shoot is predicted to begin in May and will bring ample opportunity to background extras, dancers and film crew in the area. While the premise is still unknown at this time, Banks confirmed recently in an interview with the Huffington Post that the students will be graduating seniors, and not incoming freshman like its predecessor.
Past projects of Caballero Casting include Oscar Winner 12 Years A Slave, the original Pitch Perfect, and the hit HBO show True Detective, amongst several other projects shot in Louisiana.
Caballero is expected to release information on an extras casting call for Pitch Perfect 2 shortly. For news on this and other upcoming opportunities, visit their website: caballerocasting.com.
Pitch Perfect has grossed over $115 million worldwide and is the second highest-grossing music comedy in the United States. Pitch Perfect 2 is slated for release in 2015.
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Rick Seelings Dance Club
10778 North Harrells Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, La 70816
Located in Reeves Shopping Center
Parking: On Site
Casting Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org