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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:29 am
by CastCall
"The Dinner Party", an upcoming comedy film from Columbia/Tristar, is now casting many starring and supporting roles for production this June.

From the producer of "The Matrix" and "Austin Powers", this comedy is about a successful African-American man who is upset to find his daughter in love with and engaged to a young white guy. The film is loosely inspired by the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", the classic 1967 movie about the difficulties of interracial relationships.

"The Dinner Party" will star Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. The film will be directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, who also directed the hit films "Barbershop 2" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back".

"The Dinner Party" is being produced by Erwin Stoff, Betty Thomas ("Charle's Angels", "I Spy"), Steve Greener ("The Bernie Mac Show"), and Jenno Topping ("28 Days", "Doctor Dolittle") . It is being produced by 3 Art Entertainment in association with Columbia/Tristar.

The film has a variety of principal and supporting roles still open. It is scheduled to begin production in June 2004.



"Kylie", Caucasian, 20s. An anxious, intelligent young woman with glasses who works at Smith Barney in New York City as the personal assistant for Simon. She panics easily and is very worried about being reassigned to another guy at work when she finds out that Simon is leaving the firm. SUPPORTING ROLE

"Theresa", African-American, 20s. An adorable African-American beauty with a good sense of humor. She is marrying a young white guy named Simon and has not yet told her parents that he's white. LEAD ROLE

"Marilyn", African-American, 40s. She is the attractive and kind-hearted wife of Percy Jones. She is extremely excited and proud to be preparing for her daughter Theresa's wedding party.


"Dante", Caucasian, Mid 20s - 40s. An eccentric, humorous, well-dressed, sometimes flamboyant guy who is organizing a lavish wedding party for Percy. Dante is straight but every so often comes across as gay. Percy is uncomfortable around him because he constantly suspects he's flirting with him. When Dante does an alteration on Percy's tuxedo for the wedding, Percy gets even more suspicious of him. SUPPORTING ROLE

"Fred, Caucasian, 30s - 40s. A clean-cut, friendly male office worker who works at Eagle American Bank for Percy.

"Reggie", African-American, 20s. A cool, down-to-earth young African-American guy who works for Percy and talks with him about his daughter's dating predicament. SUPPORTING ROLE

"Driver", African-American, 20s. A young New York City taxi driver named Wesley Thompson who gets mistaken by Percy as his daughter's boyfriend. Wesley is amused by the situation as he gets invited into the house for a drink.

"Howard", African-American, 70s - 80s. He is Percy's blunt and crude father who is living in a nursing home. He harrasses the nurses for fun and resents being there .

For casting details, send email by April 30th to

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