There will be a major casting call this Sunday, Dec. 11, for the “post Civil War Western” Silver Bullet (which I think we can all agree is the worst fake working title they could possibly have come up with for Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger). The casting call will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Far Horizon Studio (300 Washington SE, suite 304). Casting director Elizabeth Gabel (Cowboys & Aliens, Terminator Salvation, No Country For Old Men, Paul) will conduct the day-long search. Producers are looking for “Native Americans, Asians, Anglos and Hispanics of all ages, as well as expert horse riders to appear in non-speaking roles.” The production is also on the hunt for “men with facial hair and for trapeze and circus artists.” (I’m thinking if you’re a hairy trapeze artist, you’re in like Flynn.) These are all paid positions. The film, which stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, will begin shooting in the Albuquerque / Santa Fe area in February.
Jay and Silent Bob Do Albuquerque
ACE, the Albuquerque Comic Expo, won’t be showing up again until June 8. But organizers are getting a jump on their sophomore year and have already announced two major guests for next year’s convention. Indie film writer-director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes—better known as Silent Bob and Jay—will be coming to town. The duo will perform a podcast titled “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” live at the Kiva Auditorium inside the Albuquerque Convention Center on June 9, starting at 8 p.m. Smith is, of course, legendary in the independent film field, having cranked out a string of successful low-budget comedies including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. Tickets for the podcast event, which are separate from the regular ACE admission passes, are already on sale. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at the front of the auditorium. So if you wanna get up close and personal with Jay and Silent Bob, you’d better get your tickets now. They’re available online at abqcomicexpo.com/tickets.