CASTING CALLS

John Poindexter

POSTED MARCH 2, 2020Y 

REAGAN

SAG-AFTRA Feature Film

Producer: Mark Joseph

Co-Producer: John Sullivan

Director: Sean McNamara

Writer: Howard A Klausner

Local Casting Director: Chris Freihofer

Local Casting Associate: Jenn Rader

Local Casting Assistant: Tori Hartley

Start Date: May, 2020 (8 weeks)

Audition Date: TBD ASAP

Callback Date: TBD

Shoot Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Rate of Pay:  Basic Agreement Scale ($1,005/day, $3,488/wk +10% agent commission)

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

Auditions to be held in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas and by self tape.

 

Actors residing beyond 500 miles of Oklahoma City, OK must include their city of residence in their submission.

 

STORYLINE:

The story of how a young boy escapes poverty, finds his way to Hollywood, and then President, to take on the Soviet Union.

 

CAST

RONALD REAGAN – DENNIS QUAID

NANCY REAGAN – TBD

LEONID BREZHNEV – ROBERT DAVI

VIKTOR NOVIKOV – JON VOIGHT

DUTCH – DAVID HENRIE

 

BREAKDOWN OF LOCAL ROLES

 

[YOUNG DUTCH]  10 to 12 years old, Caucasian male. Ronald Reagan at 11 Years old. Bright-eyed, spit- shined up in his Sunday best, he’s an energetic kid. Loves his mother and friends. Takes prayer and his church to heart. Though he gets bullied, he has to learn to stand up for himself. While he is afraid, he doesn’t back down. 27 lines. 14 scenes.

 

[MARGARET THATCHER]  55 to 65 years old, Caucasian female. British Prime Minister and old friends with Reagan. Composed and calm, she is warm in her conversation with Reagan. BRITISH ACCENT. 10 lines. 2 scenes.

 

[JOHN POINDEXTER] 40 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Rifling through photos, he is informative in the situation room, whether it’s a standard meeting or a time of crisis. Part of an effort to conceal the Reagan Administration's actions in the Iran-contra affair. 6 lines. 3 scenes

 

[ALEXANDER HAIG]  50 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Secretary of State. Reviews a letter from Reagan, and doesn’t comprehend the way Reagan wants to handle things. Straightforward and brisk man that doesn’t receive help from others when dealing with this letter. 6 lines. 2 scenes

 

[SANDY] 25 to 35 years old, Caucasian female. Assistant to Reagan when he was an actor and as SAG's Vice President. She is a hard worker, constantly bringing Reagan paperwork and news. 5 lines. 5 scenes

 

[AGENT JERRY PARR] 40 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Secret Service Agent to Ronald Reagan. With eyes on his president at all times, he is quick to react and get the president the help he needs. 5 lines. 4 scenes

 

[CASPAR WEINBERGER] 60 to 70 years old, Caucasian male. Top aide to Reagan before becoming Secretary of Defense. Rapid fires info at Reagan to help him prepare for a speech. He’s in conversations concerning the well being of the nation. 4 lines. 5 scenes

 

[WILLIAM CASEY] 65 to 75 years old, Caucasian male. A big jowly galumph of a guy, who looks and acts about half as smart as he really is-- which is exactly how he wants it. He’s in conversations concerning the well being of the nation as it pertains to his position with the Central Intelligence Agency. 4 lines. 5 scenes

 

[PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER]  50 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. 39th President of the United States. He is in a heated Presidential Candidate debate against Reagan. Carter confidently throws out statistics and numbers in his answers, sounding like a Harvard economist with a Southern accent. Defeated by Reagan in the 1980 elections. 3 lines. 4 scenes

 

[REPRESENTATIVE UNRUH] 40 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Reagan pleads with him and the State Senate Opposition. Confident against Reagan in their debate, his demands must be met. 5 lines. 1 scene

 

[FRED BAIRD] 33 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. General Manager at WOC Radio. Likes what he sees in Reagan; takes a chance and gives him his first job. 5 lines. 1 scene

 

[JOHN BARLETTA] 55-65 years old, Caucasian male. U.S. Secret Service Agent. Always faithful and close friend to Reagan during his presidency and after. He is a constant companion, spending time riding horses at Reagan's ranch. Must be comfortable on a horse. 4 lines. 2 scenes

 

[HOLMES TUTTLE] 44 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Well dressed middle aged man dining casually with Reagan and other men. Soft spoken, relaxed, in cowboy boots. Tuttle is clearly the Big Dog in this mix. He believes in Reagan running for Governor of California. 3 speeches. 1 scene

 

[DOCTOR AARON] 38 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Thoracic Surgeon at George Washington Hospital. Joins the Trauma Unit to help care for Reagan. No time for nerves, he acts swiftly and steadily to save the president. 4 lines. 1 scene

 

[DAVID STOCKMAN] 50 to 65 years old, Caucasian male. Part of Reagan's team, Owlish head of the Office of Management and Budget. Very serious and smart. Rapid fires info at Reagan to help him prepare for a speech. He’s in conversations concerning the well being of the nation. 2 lines. 2 scenes

 

[REYNOLDS] 40 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Seen in a minor crisis arguing about his concern over what Reagan will ride in at a Cinco De Mayo parade in Los Angeles. His concerns are clear and well-pointed after the Kennedy assassination. Governor Reagan's safety is his main concern. 4 lines. 1 scene

 

[U.S. COMM. OFFICER - 1983] 33 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. In the Situation Room, tensions are high with a missile crisis against the Soviets, he tries fervently to reach Soviets to no avail. Takes the order to keep trying to reach anyone. 2 lines. 2 scenes

 

[DR. GIORDANO] 38 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Chief Surgeon at George Washington Hospital. Cares for Reagan when he comes in. His critical finding could save the presidents life. No time for nerves, he acts swiftly and steadily. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[TOMMY] 11 to 12 years old, Caucasian male. Picks on the young Reagan. Running after him, until Reagan decides to stand up to him, proving just how tough Tommy isn’t. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[GEORGE WARD] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Young Ronald Reagan's acting agent. With his actor's best interest at heart, he defends Reagan on set. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[DALTON TRUMBO] 35 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Screenwriter. We see him at a restaurant in alliance with Reagan and other actors. Has a responsibility to the working man in an unsettling time. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[EDDIE ALBERT] 35 to 42 years old, Caucasian male. Actor and activist. We see him at a restaurant in alliance with Reagan and Trumbo and other actors. Believes in doing what’s right and being more than just an actor. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[J. PARNELL THOMAS] 50 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Chairman who swears in Reagan to the House Committee of Un-American Activities in Washington and questions him about communist activities. 2 lines. 1 scene

[ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF DURHAM] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Seen in a minor crisis about the concern for Reagan's safety at a Cinco De Mayo parade in Los Angeles. His concerns are clear and well-pointed after the Kennedy assassination. He is aware of threats against Governor Reagan. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[JACOBSON] 40 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Well dressed middle aged man dining casually with Reagan and other. He has most likely become rich through ruthless and unscrupulous business practices. Believes in Reagan running for Governor of California. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[PAT BROWN] 60 to 70 years old, Caucasian male. Governor of California, and opponent to Reagan. With a particular interest in speaking and politics, he criticizes Reagan harshly to the press. Defeated by Reagan in California's 1966 gubernatorial race. 1 speech. 1 scene

 

[AGENT GEORGE OPFER] 50 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Nancy Reagan’s Secret Service agent. Delivering tough news about her husband, he is by Nancy’s side getting her safely to the hospital where her husband was taken. 1 line. 2 scenes

 

[SOVIET OFFICER KGB - 1983] 30 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Manning a Radar monitor, he phones in about the threat of a plane flying over a prohibited airspace. Acts quickly. With a cruelly blank face, he gives the command of action to a Soviet Pilot. RUSSIAN ACCENT. 1 line. 2 scenes

 

[MODERATOR 1984] 60 to 70 years old, Caucasian male. Reagan takes on Walter Mondale during a presidential debate as a Moderator asks him questions. He doesn’t hold back though he is composed and his question isn’t an easy one. 1 speech. 1 scene

 

[US GENERAL - 1983] 50 to 65 years old, Caucasian male. In the Situation Room, tensions are high with a missile crisis against the Soviets, he sends commands to get the team prepared for defense readiness. No time for hesitations, he must be secure. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[HOSTILE PROFESSOR - 1969 BERKELEY] 50 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Professors and students march and protest against Governor Reagan’s occupation of their city. He has an insulting demeanor against Governor Reagan, yelling at him and refusing to see reason. 3 lines. 1 scene

 

[ACTOR - WB GATE BUS] 28 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Nervous about the plan to break through the gates at Warner Brothers, he decides to stand by Reagan’s side. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[STERLING HAYDEN] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Handsome leading man actor enters an angry house at a Call to Arms Rally of Herb Sorrell’s Conference of Studio Unions. He encourages actors to stand up and join the CSU. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[QUARTERBACK - 1930] 18 to 20 years old, Caucasian male. Physically fit. Leader of the football team, he shouts orders at his teammates for the plays at hand and runs to make the play happen. Actual football experience a plus. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[ASSISTANT DIRECTOR '39] 25 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. During a Screen Test in early Hollywood, this movie crew member is getting production in order. He is here to do his job promptly. Deals with a young Ronald Reagan. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[SOVIET MIG PILOT] 28 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Steadily locks on to his target, communicates and waits for orders. Acts when he is commanded. RUSSIAN ACCENT. 2 lines. 1 scene

 

[PAT BOONE] 35 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. An American singer and guest at Nancy and Ronald Reagan's home. Kind friend to Reagan as governor and when he becomes president. 1 line, 1 V.O. 1 scene

 

[FRANK - WB GATE BUS DRIVER] 30 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. During the Hollywood Black Friday, against a mob of workers on strike, a bus driven by Frank plows through the Warner Brothers Studio Gate. While he had the option to not be involved, he kept at his seat and stood by Reagan. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE] 55 to 65 years old, Caucasian male. On the side of the USSR, tensions are high and his voice rises as he gives his input in a heated debate concerning nuclear missiles. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[ER DOCTOR] 40 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Though Reagan keeps the trauma room light with his jokes, the rooms comes to a stand still when the doctor finds Reagan’s wound. The E.R. team quickly takes action for their President. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[HARALD BREDESEN] 55 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Guests to Nancy and Ronald Reagan, he is one of the initiators of a prayer over Reagan that helps influence Reagan’s potential and calling to his Presidency. Notices the shift in prayer with Rev. Otis. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[ANDREI GROMYKO] 60 to 70 years old, Caucasian male. Soviet Belarusian communist politician. A stern looking man, responsible for top decisions. In the room to witness Brezhnev’s letter from Reagan. RUSSIAN ACCENT 1 line. 1 scene

 

[RIGGS] 45 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Well dressed middle aged man dining casually with Reagan and other men. The most vocal of the men, he believes in Reagan running for Governor of California. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[THE BAIRD] 45 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Middle aged man who needs saving by a young Ronald Reagan, who is a lifeguard at this point in time. Panicked and fighting not to drown, he does not appreciate Reagans help. MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. 1 line. 1 scene

[SOVIET COMM OFFICER 1983 - PACIFIC] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. As tensions rise, he furiously warns an airplane that it is flying over a prohibited area. He speaks in heavily accented English. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[DOBRYNIN] 65 to 70 years old, Caucasian male. Soviet Foreign Minister believing a plane flying over prohibited airspace to be a spy plane. We glimpse his defense as to his decision of action to gun down the plane. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[DOLAN] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Young speechwriters in the White House. Waits tensely for instructions about a draft of speech they know needs to go through. This speech could define Reagan's Presidency. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[ROBINSON] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Young speechwriters in the White House. Waits tensely for instructions about a draft of speech they know needs to go through. This speech could define Reagan's Presidency. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[RUSSIAN NEGOTIATOR] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. With everybody in the room is now arguing he is seen in debate against an American negotiator over talks of an agreement to reduce nuclear missiles. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SCRUFFY PROTESTER - 1969- BERKELEY] 20 to 25 years old, Caucasian male. College student gets in Reagan's face, opposing war. He has an insulting demeanor against Governor Reagan. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[PETTY] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Aide to Representative Unruh. He jokes with Unruh during a heated debate against Reagan. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[RADIO ANNOUNCER] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. During a tense time of riots in full force, this announcer gets news out to the people. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[DONNY HOLLOWAY] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Inebriated friend of Jack Reagan, Ronald Reagan's father. Unconcerned that Jack is with his family, he whisks him away for a night of drinking. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[ER NURSE - 1981] 25 to 40 years old, Caucasian female. Cares after Reagan, getting him prepped for surgery. Though it is a critical moment, Reagan manages to keep a light attitude in the room. The nurse checks on his well-being and comfort. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[MAYOR OF DIXON - 1939] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. At a send-off party for Reagan leaving Dixon and moving to Hollywood. The mayor is a family friend to the Reagans and is charmed by Ronald. He believes Reagan would be successful in politics. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SOVIET COMM OFFICER #2 - 1983] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. In a war room, the atmosphere could not be more tense. Unable to contain himself he yells for answers at other officers. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SOVIET COMM OFFICER #3] 35 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. In a control room, he breaks the news about the system error, leading the Soviets to abort and recall their missiles. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[STATE DEPT. AIDE - 1985] 25 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Gets anxious with how long Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev have been talking, wants to check on them but is told not to disturb the two. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[WHITE HOUSE REPORTER] 30 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Speaking a news statement during a post press conference after a flustered Reagan defends himself against negotiations about trading arms for hostages. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[YOUNG VIKTOR PETROVICH] 18 to 20 years old, Caucasian male. Mesmerized, near- worshipful in a crowded theater, transfixed at the screen watching Ronald Reagan in a movie. NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE A YOUNG JON VOIGHT. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[US SATELLITE OFFICER - 1983]  30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. In the situation room with the apex of the missile crisis at hand, this officer delivers the news everyone could only hope to hear. Big exhales when the crisis is averted. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[WHITE HOUSE AIDE - 1982] 25 to 35 years old, Caucasian male or female. Waiting near an elevator hurriedly stacking documents, he wishes Reagan luck. Doesn’t notice when a document is slipped into his stack of papers. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[AMERICAN NEGOTIATOR] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. With everybody in the room is now arguing he is seen in debate against a Russian negotiator over talks to reduce nuclear missiles. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[ANGRY CONGRESSMAN] 45 to 65 years old, Caucasian male. Emotional and angry, he is seen on the floor speaking against Dobrynin who is defending himself against KAL,007. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[REPORTER] 30 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Shouts questions over a helicopter at Nancy and Ronald Reagan, during a missile crisis. Looking for what Reagans response will be to the situation at hand. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[CSU PICKETER] 20 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Angry picketer on strike at the Warner Brothers gate. He yells when he sees the bus charging and driving about to crash into the gate. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[CSU THUG - 1946] 25 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Angry man on strike at the Warner Brothers gate, he notices Reagan in a bus and shouts to inform the others before a fury is unleashed on the bus. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[PARADE ANNOUNCER] 25 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. During a Cinco De Mayo parade in Los Angeles, he greets Governor Reagan seeing him atop a horse. He is humored by the sight. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SECRET SERVICE AGENT #1] 30 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. During the assassination attempt of Reagan, this Secret Service Agent and his team act swiftly to apprehend John Hinckley Jr. This agent yells at his team not to shoot him. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SECRET SERVICE AGENT #2] 30 to 55 years old, Black/African American male. After the assassination attempt on Reagan, Hinckley is corralled to a waiting police station wagon. This agent shouts at him for information. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[SECRET SERVICE AGENT #3] 30 to 55 years old, Caucasian male. Getting ready to leave the house the Reagans have been staying in Europe, he reassures the Reagans they will take care of a minor issue at the house. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[PATTY REAGAN 1964] 11 to 13 years old, Caucasian female. Daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. At a funeral watching her father mourn the passing of his mother. The mood is somber within the family. She is surrounded by her siblings and her mother. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[RON JUNIOR 1964] 6 to 7 years old, Caucasian male. Son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. At a funeral watching his father mourn the passing of his mother. The mood is somber within the family. He is surrounded by his siblings and his mother. 1 line. 1 scene

 

[YOUNG MOON REAGAN] 13 to 15 years old, Caucasian male. Ronald Reagan's big brother. We see him in the family home of the Reagans. A sweet child who laughs at his father antics one night. No lines. 2 scenes.

 

[SOVIET RADAR OFFICER 1983] 25 to 35 years old, Caucasian male. Angrily and frantically phones about air traffic, between radar facility, Sakhalin Base, Vladivostok, Pacific Command and the KGB. No lines. 1 scene

 

[SOVIET COMM OFFICER - SAKHALIN 1983] 40 to 60 years old, Caucasian male. Angrily and frantically phones about air traffic, between radar facility, Vladivostok, Pacific Command and the KGB. No lines. 1 scene

 

[SOVIET COMM OFFICER VLADIVOSTOK - 1983] 25 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Angrily and frantically phones about air traffic, between radar facility, Sakhalin Base, Pacific Command and the KGB. No lines. 1 scene

 

[THE CONTINENTALS #1, #2, #3] 25 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Funny guys in a Vegas Casino show. One man sits at a desk microphone, and a bra on his head. One pulls a rubber chicken out and conks Reagan on the head as the others spray seltzer bottles at one another with Fart-Horns. Must be able to take direction. No lines. 1 scene

 

[MRS. CLEAVER] 33 to 40 years old, Caucasian male. Wrapped in Christian tradition, family and church are important to her. We see her having dinner with her family and young Reagan. No lines. 1 scene

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