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Young African American Actors w/ Boxing Experience Wanted For New Spike Lee HBO Drama Pilot

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 23, 2011 1:23 AM
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Here's a casting call for a project announced last night... Spike Lee's teaming with writer John Ridley, Doug Ellin (creator of Entourage) and Mike Tyson to produce a drama series project for HBO titled Da Brick, loosely inspired by Mike Tyson’s youth, set in present-day Newark, NJ, to be scripted by Ridley, directed by Spike.

Details below, courtesy of Boxing Insider. Good night and good luck!

BOXERS!!

OPEN CASTING CALL

KIM COLEMAN CASTING IS LOOKING FOR PRO/AMATEUR BOXERS!!!

IF YOU ARE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE WITH BOXING EXPERIENCE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18-21 WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU FOR A NEW TVSHOW!

from director SPIKE LEE

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 from 12-3PM

NEW BED-STUY BOXING

275 MARCUS GARVEY BLVD.BROOKLYN, NY 11221

SEE YOU THERE!!!

FOR MORE INFO,

PLEASE CONTACT: Steven Chew, Jr.

BOXINGCASTING@GMAIL.COM

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5 Comments

  • Mitch Hooks | November 18, 2011 8:54 AMReply

    Just got this info online. If there's any spot I'm available. I'm a writer/actor/director. I just directed/produced/wrote and acted on first project: Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest 2011.

  • Leon "III Genration" Spinks | July 2, 2011 12:25 PMReply

    IM VERY INTERESTED IN THIS.....Please contact me if its not 2 late....im the grandson of Leon spinks
    (amature record so far is 44win-3loses-5kos)

  • Kwame Patterson | June 24, 2011 8:29 AMReply

    Mike Tyson series "Da Bricks" (here’s a clip of me boxing) “Kwame Patterson” played MONK on THE WIRE
    http://www.facebook.com/v/142501211464

  • AccidentalVisitor | June 23, 2011 4:54 AMReply

    Sigh. Way to get it backwards again, Spike. Pick the BEST ACTOR who looks right for the part. If that actor has little to no boxing experience so what? That is what training is for.

    The casting call does not ask for actors. It asks for boxers. It is one thing to go that route for a two hour movie. But if you want someone to be a lead player for a TV series that you hope will last multiple seasons, then you should pursue an actual actor who can carry a role over that stretch of time.


    Is John Ridley the only working black male writer in TV?

  • Lynn | June 23, 2011 1:08 AMReply

    @AccidentalVisitor

    "But if you want someone to be a lead player for a TV series that you hope will last multiple seasons, then you should pursue an actual actor who can carry a role over that stretch of time."

    Maybe they are casting contenders so far I don't think they are casting leads right now they probably already have one. I think they are just casting young black males for the "opponent" role.

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