June 22, 2014 at 6:02 am #320344
Steve McQueen’s new project after “12 Years A Slave” is a dramatic
pilot he is making over at HBO, with “World War Z” co-writer, Matthew
Michael Carnahan. It will be co-produced by Russell Simmons and “The
King’s Speech” producers, Iain Canning
and Emile Sherman.
The project is still untitled, and the exact details of
the pilot are vague, except that it will be, according to McQueen’s words, “an
exploration of a young African American man’s experience entering New York high
society, with a past that may not be what it seems.”
And if you’re an actor or someone who wants to get into
acting and you think you’re right for the role, have the chops to do it, or just
want the experience of working with McQueen, you’re in luck.
for the lead role is currently going on right now in Philadelphia, and,
according to the description, McQueen and his producers are
looking for a “male, 22-35, African American, Ethnically Ambiguous /
Mixed Race, extremely
handsome, must be an excellent actor.”June 22, 2014 at 6:20 am #320346
I appreciate how he is doing a search for a new talent but what about Chadwick Boseman? Boseman and McQueen would be a killer pairing.June 22, 2014 at 6:33 am #320347
That casting call sounds like it came from a dating website instead of a studio. How many extremely handsome, African-American, excellent but completely unknown actors are there in Philadelphia? Apparently quite a few…June 22, 2014 at 6:55 am #320348
Ten years ago, this sounds like it would have been a great vehicle for Daniel Sunjata. The only name that comes to mind now is Jesse Williams, and he would be a stretch for this, but they’re asking for a lot of specific things. Better to luck up and find an unknown in this case.June 22, 2014 at 11:22 am #320350
What about Michael B. Jordan? I would love to see in another great drama series.June 22, 2014 at 11:30 am #320351
Sounds perfect for Jesse Williams. I wonder if he could get out of his Grey’s contract…June 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm #320352
Ha, eastwest!June 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm #320354
Right, eastwest. When I read the description I immediately thought of that guy too!June 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm #320355
LMFAO! Perfect.November 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm #320356
Steve McQueen Casts Newcomer Devon Terrell As Lead Of His HBO Drama Pilot ‘Codes Of Conduct’
by Nellie Andreeva
October 14, 2014 1:00pm
After an extensive global search, newcomer Devon Terrell has landed the lead in Codes Of Conduct, HBO’s drama pilot from Steve McQueen, director of the Oscar-winning slavery feature 12 Years A Slave. The project — a provocative exploration of a young black man’s experience entering New York high society – was put on a fast-track development last October when McQueen started exploring casting choices for the lead, Beverly Snow. It was a long and exhaustive process.
“I needed to find an extraordinary actor,” said McQueen, who co-wrote and is directing the pilot. “Although you’re trying to find something you recognize, it’s more about finding something you’re surprised by. Devon had this quality. It was no easy task casting the character of Beverly Snow and, with the help of HBO, we left no stone unturned. This was a 10-month intense process in which we came across many talented actors, but only one Beverly.”
Terrell is a fresh face with no screen credits to his name. Born in Long Beach, CA and brought up in Perth, Australia, he attended Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating just last year.
Co-written McQueen and World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, Codes Of Conduct, which has been formally picked up to pilot, centers on Beverly Snow, a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility. Throughout the series, Beverly’s ability will grant him access to a life larger in every way than the one to which he was born. His chameleon-like approach to life will test his nerve as he takes his future into his own hands.
McQueen and Carnahan executive produce with hip-hop mogul/producer Russell Simmons, who has a deal at HBO, and Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech).November 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm #320357
Paul Dano To Co-Star In Steve McQueen’s HBO Pilot ‘Codes Of Conduct’
by Nellie Andreeva November 21, 2014 5:24pm
12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen has recruited the film’s co-star Paul Dano for his HBO drama pilot Codes Of Conduct. Dano will co-star opposite Devon Terrell in the project — a provocative exploration of a young black man’s experience entering New York high society.
Co-written by McQueen and World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, Codes Of Conduct, centers on Beverly Snow (Terrell), a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility. Dano plays Jared Rotmensen, a hip yet altruistic entrepreneur who brings Beverly into his fold. Filming on the pilot starts in New York next week. McQueen and Carnahan executive produce with Russell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.
Dano, repped by WME and Anonymous Content, will next be seen as the lead in War And Peace for the BBC and The Weinstein Co. in January and in Bill Pohlad’s film Love & Mercy, which will be released by Roadside Attractions in June.December 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm #320358
Helena Bonham Carter & Rebecca Hall Join HBO Pilot ‘Codes Of Conduct’
by Nellie Andreeva December 3, 2014 2:45pm
Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall have closed deals to co-star in Steve McQueen’s HBO drama pilot Codes Of Conduct. The British actresses join Devon Terrell and Paul Dano in the project — a provocative exploration of a young black man’s experience entering New York high society.
Co-written by McQueen and Matthew Michael Carnahan, Codes Of Conduct centers on Beverly Snow (Terrell), a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility. Carter will play author and psychiatrist Esther Kaufmann. Born into a prominent Jewish family in Manhattan, the divorced mother of two grown boys is now living life on her own terms – terms that change dramatically though after she crosses paths with the enigmatic Beverly Snow. Hall plays the smart and educated Rebecca Rotmensen, the eldest child of a New York billionaire, who will emerge as Beverly’s foremost rival, his equal in guile and ruthlessness.
McQueen and Carnahan executive produce with Russell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.