Myriad Pictures in association with Bystander Films and Media Talent Group are set to begin production on the teen horror-thriller feature film "The Curse of Downer's Grove". The casting director is auditioning actors for various roles, including starring and supporting roles. There will be a large amount of extras hired throughout production, especially people who are over 18 who can play high school age. Principal photography begins on March 5, 2013 in the community of Visalia, CA located in the San Joaquin Valley. The film is based on the novel "Downers Grove" by Michael Hornburg..
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles for Curse of Downers Grove, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:
Starring in "The Curse of Downer's Grove" is the Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award winning Australian actress Bella Heathcote in the lead role of Chrissie Swanson. Heathcote was a recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2010 and was subsequently cast in the Paramount feature film "Not Fade Away". Tim Burton cast Heathcote to portray Victoria Winters and Josette du Pres in his film adaptation of "Dark Shadows," which was released in 2012. Also starring in "Downer's Grove" is three-time Teen Choice Award nominee Lucas Till as Chrissie Swanson's brother Dave; three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Jill Hennessy as Chrissie's mother Dianne; and Young Artist Awards winner Kevin Zegers as Chuck.