Seeking a neurodivergent actor to play lead role
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a Warner Bros. feature film expected to film in 2020. Veteran Casting Director Heidi Levitt (known for projects such as Natural Born Killers and The Artist) is leading the casting search. It is being re-set in North America. We are only casting the lead role of Christopher at this moment. Looking for a teen between the ages of 11-14 on the autism spectrum to play the lead role of Christopher. Non-professionals are encouraged to submit. Email a photo and short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, August 13.
11-14 of age, seeking neurodiverse talent to play Christopher. Christopher is a unique, charming, brilliant, and socially awkward teenager who is on the autism spectrum. He is a very gifted mathematician and curious with a capital “C”. He should feel like a boy becoming a man.
When Christopher discovers his next-door neighbor’s dog Wellington with a garden fork in his chest, dead on the lawn, he sets out to discover who killed Wellington. His search takes him out of his comfort zone in his small suburban neighborhood to the big city by bus. Besides solving the mystery of the dog’s murder, Christopher goes on an emotional journey that would rock the world of any 15 year old.
He uncovers truths about his parents, fidelity, love, and betrayal; and in the process, he learns how to deal with his emotions, dig deep in his heart for forgiveness, and understand the world, even when he discovers that world we live in is sometimes one without logic or fairness.