Dito Montiel (i.e. the director of Channing Tatum’s past and future films ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints’, ‘Fighting‘, ‘Brotherhood of the Rose‘, and ‘Son of No One‘) has sent out another casting call for the next movie that Chan will film.
‘Son of No One‘ is currently in pre-production and will start filming in New York City very soon. This Sunday the production will be holding an open call for boys and girls of any race who can pass for ages 14 through 16. No experience is necessary, but please only attend the open call if you fit the age appearance requirement.
The open call will take place at Kaufman Astoria Studios on March 7th at 3412 36th Street in Queens between 12 and 4pm. You can CLICK HERE for directions. Minors MUST bring a parent or legal guardian with them to the casting call.
Last I heard, ‘Son of No One‘ is supposed to film in New York City, Toronto, and Detroit and is about a young cop named Jonathan White (played Channing Tatum) who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family. In addition to Chan and Tracy Morgan (who plays Vinny), the cast also includes Katy Holmes (Chan’s character’s wife), Ray Liotta (Sergeant Mathers), and Al Pacino (Detective Stanford).
Here’s the full synopsis for the film…
“Jonathan White had a rough childhood. His father, a cop, was killed in the line of duty, and Jonathan was raised by his grandmother in the Queensbridge Projects in Queens, NY. He had a lot of friends, and he was the only white kid, so they called him Milk. Milk and his closest friends were going to start a hardcore punk band and become stars like their favorite band, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops). But fate intervened. Milk and his friends were always hassled by a couple of neighborhood junkies, until one day Milk had enough and killed one of the junkies. Later, they were forced to kill the second junkie to avoid being caught. But the police knew more than they publicly let on. Detective Stanford (Al Pacino) approaches young Milk and tells him he doesn’t have to worry about getting caught. His dad was Stanford’s partner, which makes them like family. Sixteen years later, Jonathan lives in Long Island with his wife Kerry White, and their beautiful daughter. Like his father, Jonathan is a cop, assigned to the Queensbridge projects where he grew up. 9/11 has caused the neighborhood to change, and real estate developers work closely with the police on a project called “Quality of Life”, an effort to rid the neighborhood of junkies and homeless people. For Jonathan, the changes become personal when a rabble-rousing newspaper publishes a letter from an unnamed source, which describes the details of sixteen-year old murders that were never solved because the police didn’t care. Jonathan’s world is thrown into a tailspin as the letters continue and Sergeant Mathers (James Gandolfini) asks him to give the newspaper editor a visit. The editor, an aging hippie named Roger Daltry, is determined to find out more about the unsolved murders. Jonathan researches his old friends to see if they’re behind the letters. Many are dead, or have been relocated due to the Quality of Life project. He’s pretty sure the culprit is Vinny (Terrence Howard), his closest friend. Vinny had a troubled upbringing, and he and Jonathan shared many secrets. Vinny spent some time in jail, and still lives at home with his mom. Jonathan’s paranoia intensifies when he finds his work locker unlocked, with a copy of the newspaper inside. In the newspaper is a brand new letter about the murders. Kerry begins receiving threatening phone calls, and Mathers pressures him to silence Daltry. Jonathan confronts his old friend, but can’t be sure if he has anything to do with the letters.”
The crime thriller will be released some time in 2011. As always, I’ll let fans know when I learn about any future casting calls. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!