The search is on for a tall girl to star in Netflix’s upcoming action comedy film. Netflix announced details on a worldwide casting call for Tall Girl, to be directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things) from a script by Sam Wolfson (Andi Mack, Finding Carter).
The action comedy revolves around a six-foot-tall 16 year old who comes to embrace what it is that makes her stand out among her peers. Netflix is looking to cast the female lead and has opened auditions to 13 to 21 year-olds who are at least 5’10”. For details on how to audition, visit www.tallgirlcasting.com before November 21, 2018.
“Tall Girl is about all the places where we feel awkward or tender, and learning not only to accept those places, but to shower them with unconditional and radical love,” explained director Nzingha Stewart.
“At Netflix we are committed to being a platform where tweens can find movies that inspire and empower them. One of the many reasons we’re excited to make Tall Girl is the refreshing way it speaks to this audience with humor and heart about embracing what makes them different and special using height as a framing device,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family at Netflix. “We look forward to canvassing the world for our very own Tall Female Lead who can draw on her unique experience to authentically depict the challenges and the lessons wrapped up in this tricky stage of life.”
Wonderland’s McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh are producing. Barbara McCarthy (The Duff, Mother’s Day) is the casting director. Tall Girl is expected to start shooting in January 2019.
The Tall Girl Plot:
“Tall Girl is the 2019 Netflix original comedy about Jodi, the tallest girl in her school, who has never quite felt comfortable in her own statuesque skin. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig, who of course gets Jodi’s quirky, best, male friend Dunkleman and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle, which helps her realize she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.”