Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Casting call: ‘Problem With Providence’ in need of stand-ins

Lily James and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are starring in “The Problem With Providence.” (Photo of James by Eva Rinaldi. Photo of Gordon-Levitt by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch. Photo of Joey Adams Lauren from Photo_Ops-Joey_Lauren_Adams_20181130_0006. All are licensed under the terms of Creative Commons by SA 2.0)

WILMINGTON — An indie film has set up in Southport and is looking for stand-ins for a few of its actors. It’s also in need of extras.

Joey Lauren Adams (“Dazed and Confused,” “Chasing Amy”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“500 Days of Summer,” “Snowden”), Lily James (“Pam and Tommy,” “The Dig”), and Himesh Patel (“Station Eleven,” “Yesterday”), are set to star in “The Problem with Providence.” The film begins shooting in Southport Monday, May 9.

READ MORE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lily James to film dark comedy in Southport

Marty Sui Casting announced on its Facebook page a search for stand-ins for the actors. Applicants should be of similar shape and body build, as well as share the same hair color and skin tone.

Also wanted are a variety of extras:

  • 2 Bobette’s Daughters — blonde ages 3-6 (May 9)
  • A lanky 15-year-old boy (May 9)
  • An 18 year-old teen boy — troublemaker look (May 12)
  • A 3-6-year-old son (May 24)
  • A photo double for Jim Gaffigan (must have same height, build, and look from behind, and be willing to get hair trimmed)

Interested parties will need to create a profile at database, using the activation code, “SHIPS.” Then click “add projects” and “save info,” in order to register for the project.

After the profile is created, a résumé with headshots should be emailed to with the subject line featuring the role of the applicant (ex: JOEY STANDIN).

Filming takes place from May 9 through June 9. Pay rate for stand-ins is $175 for 12 hours.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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