Open casting call will fill role in 'Welcome'

DreamWorks has launched an open casting call to fill the third lead role in Chris Pine-Elizabeth Banks drama “Welcome to People.”

Pic marks the directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman, who penned the script with writing/producing partner Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. He’s set to start shooting in January.

“Welcome to People” tells the story of a young businessman (Pine) who returns home after his estranged father’s sudden death only to discover a surprising family secret — he’s got an older sister (Banks) he never knew about and a young nephew.

An open casting call for the role of the 12-year-old boy will be held Saturday in Los Angeles. DreamWorks is looking for a boy who is “athletic, independent and confident.” Film is intended to be rated PG-13.

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