John Carter of Mars Casting Continues
12.10.09 by BJSprecher
Director Andrew Stanton would currently be in the midst of shooting John Carter of Mars, if the original start date had not been pushed back from November until early 2010. All of the lead actors have been in place for several months, with Taylor Kitsch in the title role. Back in September, actress Lynn Collins, who will star opposite her X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star as the Martian princess Dejah Thoris, said that some hair and makeup tests were being done.
Apparently, however, the casting process has not even been completed yet, which could account for some of the delay in the production. Spoiler TV recently released a casting call sheet listing several supporting roles, including one "motion capture" Martian role.
[STABLE BOY] 9 yrs old, Mestizo – a mixture of European and Native American or Mexican decent, no lines, 1 scene
[DIX] The storekeeper, 40’s – 50’s, built like a lumberjack/longshoreman, strong & husky, 5 lines, 1 scene
[1ST ROWDY] Late 20’s – early 30’s, rough and dirty, worn looking, 1 line, 1 scene
[2ND ROWDY] Late 20’s – early 30’s, rough and dirty, worn looking, 1 line, 1 scene
[CAVALRYMAN/SERGEANT] Early 30’s, clean cut, 2 lines, 1 scene
[US STOCKADE PRISON GUARD] Mid 20’s – early 30’s, clean cut, 4 lines, 2 scenes
[APACHE LEADER] 40’s - 60s, Native American, must speak Apache, wise and experienced with a weathered face. Multiple lines, 1 scene
[TWITCHY CORPORAL] 20’s - 30s, a shifty bad guy, not to be trusted. 1 line, 1 scene.
[YOUNG THARK WARRIOR] 20’S, tall (6’ PLUS), athletic, experience working on stilts, MOTION PICTURE CAPTURE ROLE
Stanton has directed several movies for Pixar previously, including Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug's Life. He also co-wrote the John Carter script.