Ben Stiller’s new television series, which will air on Showtime, is now casting principal speaking roles and background Extras in New York.
According to Variety, the show will be titled Escape and Dannemora and is based on the real-life prison break that took place in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.
Date: Late July
Location: New York, NY
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The show will star Paul Dano, Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette. Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt who masterminds the escape; Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who works at the prison and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape; and Dano will play David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who uses his good looks to seduce Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt’s plot.
Ben Stiller and the Showtime Network looking for the following types to audition for an upcoming mini-series (principal + background roles). Especially looking for types below but all welcome to attend/submit!
When: Saturday, July 22nd (10:00am – 5:30pm)
Where: Strand Central Theatre, 25 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Seeking: Males and Femals, Ages 30 to 60’s – All different looks & sizes.
Bring current, non returnable photo. Wait time determined by turnout. No experience necessary! All welcome to attend.