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Paramount Casting 'Trek XI' Background Characters

By Christian
November 6, 2007 - 11:44 PM

This Saturday, Paramount will be holding an open casting call to find background actors for the new Star Trek film.

According to a report on, the studio is looking for people aged between 18 and 70 to portray Starfleet Academy cadets. The casting call specified that interested people would need to be "military types," preferably with marching experience. In addition, they would need to look thin, regal, and have brown or black hair -- and, because this is a Trek film, would need to be okay with having their eyebrows shaved so they could be provided with Vulcan arching eyebrows.

In what's probably an effort to save on makeup costs for aliens, the casting call specifically mentioned a number of features that would make people more likely to be cast in the film. In particular, these are "long necks, small heads, extremely large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead, short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, regally poised and postured talent, or other visually unique characteristics."

The casting call will be held this Saturday the 10th of November at 3108 West Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, between 2:30pm and 5:00pm. Interested parties should bring both a headshot and a photo from the waist up, and are expected to look "thin, athletic, fit."

For a full transcript of the casting call, head over to ComingSoon.

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