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Calling all actors interested in "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
09 Oct 2010    

By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))

Calling all actors and extras, we've just been informed that Central Casting is holding an Open Casting Call for "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in their offices in NYC. SAG, AFTRA and Non-Union Actors are all welcome. Principle Photography began Monday this week. Some of the listed characters below are already cast, but not announced yet.

Casting director: Kathleen Chopin

Sunday, October 10, 2010
SAG Actors 10:00am - 12:00pm
AFTRA and Non-Union Actors 1:00pm - 5:00pm

For those hoping to land an acting part here are some of the profiles of the characters they hope to cast for-

*Spoilers be aware*

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Tommy Popper - Jim Carrey

Mrs. Popper - Carla Gugino

Pippi - Ophelia Lovibond

Daryl - Andrew Stewart-Jones

Young Tommy Popper - Popper seen as an eager little boy, he talks on a ham radio to his always-absent globe-trotting father. He thinks his dad's adventures are glamorous -- until he realizes he has been effectively abandoned. Looking for a 7-8 year old to play 5 years old.

Older Tommy Popper - Tommy Popper seen as a slightly older boy, he's saddened by his globe-trotting father's continuous absence from his life. To play 8 years old.

Cop 2 / Quint - This cop stops Popper and his party to investigate a disturbance, and winds up falling hard for Pippin. He speaks with repetitive 'Q' sounds, a comical counterpoint to Pippi's 'P's'.

Tito - This Latino man works as a busboy at Tavern on the Green. He also pitches in to help Mr. Popper on his 'date'.

Mom - Seen in flashback, she is Mr. Popper's mother, a warm woman who smilingly interrupts her son's radio conversation with his father because it is time for bed.

Teacher - Young Tommy Popper's teacher, she gently tries to cover for Tommy when she realizes his father has not shown up for career day.

Homeless Man - This homeless man is somewhat sheepish when Mr. Popper catches him in an obvious lie.

Cab Driver - This cabbie asks if Mr. Popper is alone.

Animal Control Guy - This bespectacled animal control officer is a by-the-book bureaurcrat who refuses to take Mr. Popper's penguins, since they are not on his official list.

Fish & Game Officer - This animal control officer also refuses Mr. Popper's penguins, directing him to the 'Marine & Waterfowl' department.

Beautiful Women - This beautiful woman is on her way to work when she spots Mr. Popper hustling along the street with a penguin in tow. She rolls her eyes at Popper's clumsy come-on.

Cabbie #2 - This cabbie is surprisingly unfazed when Popper gets into his cab with a penguin.

Driver - Mr. Popper's Town Car driver, he is stuck in the middle of a huge traffic jam. He responds sarcastically to Mr. Popper's request.

Tweedy Type - This tweedy type uses a library bathroom -- but yells when a penguin joins him in his stall.

Toddler - This delighted toddler spots a penguin in a toy store and tells his mother he wants one.

Customer - This delighted female toy store customer asks a store clerk how much a penguin costs. She is dismayed when her would-be 'purchase' discharges on her shoes.

Pre-teen girl - At Popper's request, this young girl with dental headgear asks Piqu at the charity fundraiser.

Shopgirl - This shopgirl helps fit Janie for a prom dress.

Hector - He's another employee at Tavern on the Green.

Reporter - This society reporter interviews Piqu outside the posh charity function.

Developer - This young, slick developer pitches a ludicrously offbeat project to Franklin and his partners.

Zookeeper - This zookeeper tells the concerned Popper that he has never heard of Nat's 'rescue' organization.

Billy's teacher - This teacher is concerned when Billy's dad is late for career day.

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