Today Acting-Auditions.org is reporting that Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes in association with Blumhouse Productions are ready to begin shooting the Universal Pictures thriller feature film "Ouija" based on the popular Hasbro board game of the same name. LA Acting Auditions Examiner Alan Baltes is getting the word out. The film's casting director is now auditioning actors for lead roles in the film. Characters being cast are are a group of high-school age teens, however they are seeking the always in-demand "18 to play younger" talent. The extras will be cast throughout production beginning on December 9, 2013. Shooting will take place at inside sound stages at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and various locations in the Los Angeles area.
"Ouija" was originally set up to be a big budget family adventure film in the tone of "The Mummy," set in multiple locations around the world. However, Universal Pictures put the project in turnaround back in August, 2011 due to budget concerns. Now the project has been greenlit with a streamlined budget and new screenplay. The story now centers on a group of teens who attempt to make contact with a recently deceased classmate.
Filmmaker Stiles White is directing "Ouija" from an original screenplay that he wrote with his horror screenwriting partner Juliet Snowden. The due began writing together after director Wes Craven optioned their supernatural thriller script "The Waiting". White and Snowden are attached to write the Mandalay Pictures remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1963 thriller "The Birds". Saturn Award winner Michael Bay is producing with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller. Independent Spirit Awards nominee Jason Blum has been brought on board to produce "Ouija" under the banner of his production company Blumhouse Productions. Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir will oversee production for Hasbro, Inc.
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All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.
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