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Open casting call in London will look for new Peter Pan

Story by Jack Foley

AN OPEN casting call is to be held in London later this month in a bid to find a young actor to play the iconic character Peter Pan in a new movie being directed by Atonement‘s Joe Wright.

The open casting call takes place on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Wembley Arena, for the title role in Wright’s movie, Pan, a live-action origins story that chronicles Peter’s journey to iconic status.

Hugh Jackman has already been cast as the pirate Blackbeard, while the film will also reveal how Hook came to be Pan’s biggest nemesis.

Boys of all ethnicities, aged 11 to 13, are invited to audition for the role, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Select details and participation restrictions follow, including information for prospective actors outside the UK.

The queue will be open at 9am and close promptly at 11am on the day, with casting to begin at 10am. There are no facilities for overnight queuing and camping is strictly prohibited.

All auditionees must be available for the production period in London from April through early Autumn 2014.

The role of Peter is described as a courageous and adventurous orphaned boy living in a world of fantasy and dreams, which sometimes leads him into trouble.

Pan is set for a worldwide release beginning July 17, 2015 from Warner Bros. Pictures. The website www.panmoviecasting.com is now live for anyone seeking further information.

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