Honeydripper: Preparation gets underway for pre-production on the
18 speaking parts we'll be cast in Alabama and a lot of extras will
Location casting directors Kathleen Broyles and Galia Hardy will be
looking primarily for African-Americans to act and to serve as
extras in the film. "The film is set in a black-owned 'juke joint' in the early 1950s,
so this is a particularly wonderful opportunity for African-
Americans. However, everyone is stressed to apply."
Some 500 extras will be needed for the film, more adults than
children, and more men than women, as this film includes soldiers
preparing to serve in Korea."
There is also a role in the film for a 14-year-old male drummer.
Anyone who is interested in appearing in the film in either a
speaking role or as an extra, should submit a snapshot they do not
need returned, along with name, age, address and telephone number/e-
mail to the following address:
Honeydripper Films, Inc.
100 West Commerce St.
Greenville, AL 36037
Those interested should send or bring their information in as soon
Beginning September 16, CD's will begin getting in touch with those
planning to read for parts.
And if you want to make your car a star, the producer said there is
still a need for vehicles from the '40s, particularly farm trucks
and cars, for use in the film.
October 16 is the projected date to start filming the movie, with
camera work on "Honeydripper" slated for completion before
The film will shoot on location in Georgiana, Forest Home and
"Honeydripper" will star veteran actor Danny Glover in its lead
role. Other featured performers include award-winning blues
guitarist Keb'Mo and singer-actress Ruth Brown.