There’s another open casting call after earlier this week, when Disney were looking for an Artemis Fowl.
Now Jim Sheridan of My Left Foot, In America and In the Name of the Father fame is working with documentary filmmaker Colm Quinn (you may have seen his hit flick Mattress Men last year) to bring the life of the iconic Phil Lynott to the big screen.
Sheridan directs while Quinn co-directs what has been described as ‘a non fiction movie, one meant for the cinema’ which celebrates the life and work of the ‘modern day Rocker.’ Both reconstructions and archive footage will be used.
The feature documentary is titled The Rocker: The Life and Music of Phil Lynott, and Marcie Films producers are looking for an actor/musician/singer, aged 18 – 35, to play the titular role.
They want someone who can “capture Phil Lynott’s unique energy and charisma” and are “inviting anyone who feels they can embody this rock legend to attend the auditions.”
The open casting will be held at Bow Street, 12-13 Bow St., Dublin 7 on Saturday 27th May from 12.30pm. Filming for the documentary will take place on various dates throughout 2017.
Experience in film and television is not essential. Those auditioning should come prepared with a song, poem or example of Phil’s influence on you. Auditions will be filmed and may form part of the final film. No registering required.
“Whether you sing, play the bass or have a passion for poetry and rock n’ roll, you could be our Phil Lynott,” said Alan Maher of Marcie Films. “The successful Rocker will work with professional mentors and those who have influenced and worked with Phil to ‘become’ THE ROCKER.”