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Coen brothers hold Minnesota casting call

The Coen brothers are shooting their current project INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS in New York, but don't cha know, they need one car scene shot in Minnesota this weekend.

The film website IMDb describes the movie like this: "A singer-songwriter navigates New York's folk music scene during the 1960s."

Casting director Debbie DeLisi says they're bringing the car here, but not the actors, and that's why they need help from some locals:

Coen Brothers film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2nd unit) seeks PHOTO DOUBLES in MN. Should be available Sat, 3/24, Sun, 3/25, &/or Mon, 3/26. Submission instructions below (deadline: ASAP! FILMING THIS WEEKEND).:

-- ROLAND TURNER (John Goodman): SALT & PEPPER GOTEE/MOUSTACHE! 6'1'', 275-300lbs (Jacket-57. Pants-56 waist. Shirt-20/35).

- LLEWYN DAVIS (Oscar Isaac): Dark brown thick to black hair, longer on top/shorter in back, TRIM BEARD/MOUSTACHE, some facial hair. 5'8", 165-170lbs (Jacket-40R. Pants-34/32. Shirt-15.5/32).

- JOHNNY FIVE (Garrett Hedlund): Dark blonde/light brown hair. TRIM MOUSTACHE/SLIGHT GOTEE, some FACIAL HAIR, incl sideburns. Ht- 6'2", 178lbs (Jacket-41L. Pants-33/33). * MUST BE COMFORTABLE DRIVING W/O EYEGLASSES (may wear

contacts) & have valid drivers license.

There is PAY.

Men w/longer hair & facial hair/beard welcome to submit! Must be willing to cut/trim, as appropriate (to match our actors/reference


To submit: Send email to Debbie DeLisi, CD, at In subject line put: "MN PD / character name - Your first & last name." Body-of-text must include: Your name, contact info, hair color, ht/wt, sizes/measurements. Also, measure your torso (while sitting on a flat surface, measure from surface to top of head, along backside. You must confirm you're willing to shave or trim hair/facial hair, as needed. Note if you are union (indicate which) or non-union & available all three days. You must include two CURRENT photos (as of TODAY!), one face & one full length. Do NOT send headshots. Informal, quick snapshots are best!

* "Johnny 5" character submissions must confirm having valid drivers license/comfort level driving.

Please do not submit or inquire about other roles, as we are shooting in NYC & casting is complete. Inquires of this nature will automatically be deleted.

You may FWD this email. But please do not fwd this email with your contact info as the "casting director" or any such related claim or title. We are the official casting representatives. Any other claim is fraudulent.

Thank You & Best wishes!


Debbie DeLisi, Casting Director

Kati Batchelder, Casting Associate

Adam DeLisi, Casting Asst.


Best of luck to all Minnesota doppelgangers of John Goodman, Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund!