Casting Call for Movie "Dear John"

Casting Call for Movie "Dear John"

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Tona Dahlquist

Sumter, SC

#1 Sep 16, 2008
Casting call to be held for the Motion Picture adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel “Dear John”.


A romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while home on leave,“Dear John” will be filmed in the Charleston and Edisto areas.
Actor Channing Tatum will play the character lead of John Tyree. Tatum is known for his roles in “G.I. Joe”,“Stop Loss”,“She’s the Man” and “Step Up”. Actress Amanda Seyfried of “Mamma Mia!” and “Big Love” will play his love interest, Savannah Curtis.

The film is to be directed by the oscar-nominated Director Lasse Hallstrom whose credits include such films as “Chocolat”,“The Cider House Rules”,“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and “Something to Talk About.” Filming is slated to begin mid October.

Extras Casting director Tona Dahlquist (of “Leatherheads”,“Forrest Gump” and “Radio”) states that ALL TYPES AND AGES ARE NEEDED to work as background. They are also seeking many men with Military Experience, males and females of College Age and men of Middle Eastern descent.

Those interested in applying must BRING A NON-RETURNABLE CURRENT SNAPSHOT OF THEMSELVES.“Photos can can be a basic snapshot printed off a computer or even a Polaroid”
“We just want it to be very current and look like the individual” states Dahlquist.


When : Saturday September 20,2008
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Trident Technical College -Main Campus
Building 410 / Student Center ( Rooms 212, 214, 216)
7000 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406
Becca Beaumont

Bluffton, SC

#2 Oct 1, 2008
Have they called background actors?

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