Tyler Perry, Viola Davis Projects Send Out Casting Calls

Tyler Perry, Viola Davis Projects Send Out Casting Calls

Perry in search for "hottest, sexiest African-American men" for new TV venture

Published June 22, 2011

Both Tyler Perry and Viola Davis are looking for talent for their respective new projects. For the Academy Award–nominated actress, she needs background actors for a three-day shoot in Pittsburgh. The work is for the drama Steel Town, starring Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter and Rosie Perez.

As for Perry’s project, his team wrote, “We are looking for the HOTTEST, SEXIEST, African-American men in all shades!” The casting call is for Perry’s next TV venture, For Better or Worse, based on the hit movie Why Did I Get Married? The show will be based on the film’s characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith.

In the casting call, Perry stresses the aesthetic over the performance value. The notice reads: “If you have models, submit them! If you represent professional sports athletes who are in great physical condition, submit them! Do not let their acting ability stop you from submitting them! This is a role that is currently being developed and we do not have material.”

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP)

Written by Michael Arceneaux


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