Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks Confirmed for Alex Kurtzman’s WELCOME TO PEOPLE; Brief Official Synopsis Released and Info on a Casting Call

     November 30, 2010

Earlier today we told you that Elizabeth Banks was in talks to star in screenwriter Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut Welcome to People. Now, DreamWorks confirms to us that Banks has officially joined Chris Pine in the cast. Kurtzman directs from a script by himself, Roberto Orci, and Jody Lambert (Of All The Things). Kurtzman and Orci are, of course, the screenwriting duo behind Star Trek and Transformers. Per DreamWorks, the planned PG-13 film is “a drama about a young businessman (Pine) who returns home after his estranged father’s sudden death, only to uncover a devastating family secret, which sends him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.”  Producers are also holding an open casting call for an 11-13 year old male named Josh who is “athletic, independent, and confident.”  Hit the jump to check out the full press release which includes where to go for the open casting call.

Here’s the press release.  You can also watch Pine talk to Steve about the movie here.

CASTING CALL FOR LEAD ROLE IN UPCOMING “WELCOME TO PEOPLE” MOVIE STARRING CHRIS PINE AND ELIZABETH BANKS DREAMWORKS STUDIOS LOOKING FOR YOUNG MALE ACTOR (AGE 11-13)

DreamWorks Studios has launched a casting search to fill a lead role in its upcoming movie “Welcome to People,” it was announced today by DreamWorks Studios.

Actors interested in the role are invited to attend an open casting call on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  No acting experience is necessary for interested actors, nor are they required to prepare anything for the audition.

Role to be cast is ‘Josh’: Male, 11-13 years old, Caucasian, athletic, independent, and confident.  Interested actors should be able to memorize lots of dialogue.  Film will be rated PG-13 and actors should be comfortable with dialogue reflecting that rating.

Details on the open call audition are as follows:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Denise Chamian Casting

Sunset Gower Studios

1438 N. Gower St.

Building 35, Suite 270

Hollywood, CA  90028

(323) 315-9445

(Street Parking Only)

Welcome to People is a drama about a young businessman (CHRIS PINE) who returns home after his estranged father’s sudden death, only to uncover a devastating family secret, which sends him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.  Film is the feature film directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) with a script written by Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) and Jody Lambert (OF ALL THE THINGS).  In addition to Chris Pine (STAR TREK), Elizabeth Banks (THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN) has also joined the cast.  Film is scheduled to begin production in January in Los Angeles.

About DreamWorks Studios

DreamWorks Studios (www.dreamworksstudios.com) is a motion picture company led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The new company is a continuation of DreamWorks Studios which was formed in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen.  The company expects to put into production 5 to 6 films per year that will be distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.

DreamWorks Studios can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dw_studios

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