Monday, November 15, 2010


Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in production on the feature film
"Contagion" in Illinois and the film's extras casting directors are
seeking Chicago area people to work as general background performers.
There will be three open casting calls taking place in November, 2010.
Shooting on the film will also be taking place in Atlanta,
Minneapolis, Dubai, Japan, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Brazil,
Russia, and Malaysia.

Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh will helm the
project, and he will also co-produce with Oscar Nominees Michael
Shamberg and Stacey Sher, along with Gregory Jacobs. Scott Z. Burns
has penned the screenplay. Burns also wrote the screenplays to the
Warner Bros. Matt Damon films "The Bourne Ultimatum," and "The

Carmen Cuba is casting the principal actors for the film. Cuba is no
stranger to working on Steven Soderbergh projects, as she has cast the
films "Erin Brockovich", "Bubble", "The Girlfriend Experience", "The
Informant!" and the recently completed "Butter" and "Haywire" - all of
which Soderbergh directed. Carmen Cuba has found non-actors to portray
fictionalized characters in Soderbergh's fictionalized stories Bubble
and The Girlfriend Experience. and little-known talent to play leading
roles in "The Informant!".

Shooting on Contagion will run through January 11, 2010. The film's
release date is October 21, 2011


Gwyneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet & Other Big Names

The casting directors are seeking adult men and women, ages 25 and
above, all shapes, sizes, types and ethnicities. Previous experience
in not required, and the job includes pay and meals.

Contegon Production Office, Chicago
The Keres Corporation
2630 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Off Addison and Talman.

When: 11am-3pm
Tuesday November 16, 2011
Wednesday November 17, 2010
Saturday November 20, 2010

Please bring a pen and a small recent photo of yourself. If you have
previously attended an open call for "Contagion", there is no need to
show up for this new casting call.

Exel Management
Pittsburgh/Chicago USA
(412) WOW-7094