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Posted: September 07, 2018

Now casting: Michael B. Jordan film seeking African Americans with natural hair, more

He was born Feb. 9, 1987 in California. His middle name is Bakari, which is Swahili for "noble promise." His acting credits include "The Wire," "Creed," and "Black Panther." He's worked alongside Sylvester Stallone and Ryan Coogler. He works closely with Lupus LA. His mother has the disease.

By Mary Caldwell

For the AJC

Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame. 

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‘Just Mercy’

The Warner Bros. film stars Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”), Brie Larson (“Room”) and Jamie Foxx (“Baby Driver”), according to Variety. It’s based on the book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” which tells the true story of a young lawyer (to be played by Jordan) fighting for equal justice.

What are they looking for?

Men and women age 18 and up are needed to portray townspeople in a scene set in the 1980s.

You should meet the following hair requirements:

  • African-American male – Hair must be the same length all around (various lengths are OK). It should be natural – no wigs, weaves, relaxers or straightening treatments.
  • African-American female – Hair should be natural – no wigs, weaves, relaxers or straightening treatments.
  • Caucasian male – Hair must be at least two to three inches long or longer and ideally the same length all around. No fades or sharp edges are allowed.
  • Caucasian female – Hair should ideally be shorter in length. It should be a natural color, and traditional highlights are OK on a case-by-case basis. Layers and bangs are great.

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When are they filming?

Filming will be in Atlanta on Sept. 8.

How much does it pay?

Pay is $75 for eight hours.

How do I submit? 

Go here to apply: https://www.castingtaylormade.com/calender/9-8-2018.

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