Title: Jessica Chastain’s “Woman Walks Ahead” Speaking Roles
Date: 17 August 2016 | 9:59 pm
Want to have a speaking role in an upcoming Jessica Chastain movie? The two-time Academy Award nominated actress is heading to New Mexico to film her new movie “Woman Walks Ahead”. The movie is based on a true story. Mid Thunder Casting is now seeking Lakota men, women and children for speaking roles. New Mexico locals are being sought for the movie. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants a speaking role in what is sure to be an amazing movie.
About “Woman Walks Ahead”
The project is based on the true story of Catherine Weldon, a widowed Brooklyn artist who, in June 1889, traveled to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sitting Bull hold onto land that the government was trying to wrest from his people. Sitting Bull was the legendary Native American leader who led his people to defeat Gen. George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Since the Sioux chieftain could neither read nor write English, he initially welcomes Weldon’s offer of help. Her efforts, however, backfire, as she is ordered to leave the reservation, and the Standing Rock Sioux were bullied into signing away their land. But she returned with her teenage son, settling at Sitting Bull’s camp on the Grand River. In recognition of her unusual qualities, Sitting Bull’s people called her “Toka heya mani win,” or “Woman Walking Ahead.” The mainstream press vilified Weldon, labeling her “Sitting Bull’s white squaw” and accusing her of inciting Sitting Bull to join the Ghost Dance religion then sweeping the West, which frightened law enforcement officials. In fact Weldon opposed the Ghost Dance movement, arguing the army would use it as an excuse to jail or kill Sitting Bull. Ultimately, the confrontation over the Ghost Dance movement would lead to the killing of Sitting Bull and the Wounded Knee massacre. [Deadline]
What They Are Looking For
Casting directors are seeking men, women and children of all ages for speaking roles. The roles call for Lakota people and/or those who speak the Lakota language. Since the movie is filming in New Mexico, they are only looking to cast people who are local to the area.
Men, Women & Children
A plus if you speak the Lakota language
Local to New Mexico
How to Apply
If you are in NEW MEXICO and are Lakota and/or speak the Lakota language, please email your name, photo, phone number, email, and location ASAP to email@example.com to be considered.