TARZAN OF THE APES: Casting Call
That’s right folks, it’s casting call time! I just went out and bought a new casting couch, so we’re good to go. I want to make this as comfortable as possible for the great talents and entourage leaders of Hollywood. I also have some pretty damned nice whiskey in the office. Come on in folks.
Today’s casting call is for my first ever franchise film... Tarzan! One role is filled, as I have acquired the acting services of the totally awesome Jean Reno for the #3 role, but there’s a few more things to be sorted out yet. They are all listed below. Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
Plot: ‘Tarzan Of The Apes’ is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story of an orphaned English lord, raised by apes in the depths of the African jungle, who grows up to eventually become king of his ape tribe, who falls in love with the beautiful - and conveniently marooned - Jane Porter of Baltimore, and who learns the ways of civilization and follows Jane to America.DIRECTOR
- Every film needs a director. Believe it or not, even this one does. This Tarzan is not going to be the wholesome kids movie that Disney gave us, either. This is as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ initially intended. Sure, the Director will be shooting some dramatic stuff, and romantic stuff, but you’ll get action and fight sequences too. This Director needs to know how to pull out all the stops. And we’ll be filming in the jungles of Gabon, in Africa. So no pussies.TARZAN
- Male, 20s. Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and tanned, with grey eyes and black hair. A cross between a Greek statue and a 40's leading man. Emotionally, he is courageous, loyal and steadfast. He is also quite intelligent. Tarzan is the son of a British Lord and Lady who were marooned on the West coast of Africa. Following their death, he is raised by great apes.JANE PORTER
- Female, 20s. Caucasian, Blonde, American. Cute & quirky, but not wimpy. She's fun to have around. Jane, along with her father and others of their party, is marooned on the same coast that Tarzan calls home. She is the first white woman he has ever seen, and Tarzan becomes infatuated with her.PAUL D’ARNOT
– French Naval Officer, whom Tarzan saves from savages. D'Arnot teaches Tarzan English and how to behave among white men.
This role will be filled by Jean Reno.WILLIAM CECIL CLAYTON
– Male, late 20s, early 30s. Tarzan's cousin, and unwitting usurper of the ape man's ancestral English estate. He and Jane Porter are romantically linked. Bit of a snob.PROFESSOR JAMES PORTER
– Male, 50s. Jane’s father. An archaeologist, heading a safari on the West coast of Africa. Intelligent, older man. Loving father, gentle man. Wouldn’t do anything to endanger Tarzan or the great apes of that area. More fascinated by them.Smaller roles:
(looking for relatively unknown talents for these smaller roles)SIR JOHN CLAYTON
– Male, late 20s-30s. Tarzan’s father. A British Lord who, when marooned on the Western coast of equatorial Africa, has a son with his wife, Alice. They set up home on the coast to cater for their son, until they are killed when he is just a year old.LADY ALICE CLAYTON
– Female, late 20s-30s. Tarzan’s mother. Same story as Sir John Clayton. NYATUI
– Male, African. Leader of a poaching party. The man responsible for killing Tarzan’s adoptive ape-mother.
Thinking: - Isaach De Bankole
Thanks all! Any questions or queries, just ask!