While the Coronavirus has caused many delayed to filming, things are slowly starting to get going again, as Walt Disney Studios is now looking for actors for its upcoming Disney+ Original movie, Greek Freak.
Greek Freak tells the story of NBA players GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO and his brother THANASIS. This story recounts their rise, with the help of their family, from undocumented Nigerian immigrants, living in Greece to basketball superstars in America.
The movie has been written by Arash Amel and Bernie Goldman is producing the film.
They are looking for two actors, to play Giannis at different ages:
GIANNIS AT 13 – 15 YEARS OLD – OPEN CALL
Actor to play a character seen in his early teens, Black Nigerian who grew up in Greece, all heart and happy-go-lucky, tall (seeking actors 5’11” and taller), Giannis is the younger brother of Thanasis, and he stands in his brother’s (literally) long shadow. Shorter and not as obviously gifted as Thanasis, Giannis has not yet reached his maturity, and he works extra hard at basketball – always remaining two long steps behind his big brother. Giannis is not afraid of hard work, and he pushes and pushes his body to master the craft of basketball — until one magic day, something clicks and Giannis morphs from a skinny, inexperienced young boy to an “AWESOME” young man…LEAD
GIANNIS AT 15 – 18 YEARS OLD – OPEN CALL
Actor to play a character seen in his mid-teens, Black Nigerian who grew up in Greece, Giannis is strong and tall (seeking actors 6’3” and taller), and his athleticism is about to explode. He lives with his family in a quiet, hidden corner of Greece, but will soon emerge upon the world stage. He has spent his life in the shadow of his older, taller brother Thanasis, but they are about to switch places. Under pressure from his coaches to be more nimble, and more quick, Giannis absolutely masters the craft of basketball, and soon becomes so quick that an impossible dream appears to be within his desperate grasp: joining the elite members of this year’s NBA draft pick…LEAD
If you are interesting in trying out for the roll, you can find more details here.