‘The Book Thief’ is being adapted into a film by Fox 2000, and we’re getting some great news on the casting front! The novel tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living in Germany who survives by stealing books and bringing them back to her foster father and others. The casting director, Donna Isaacson, has opened auditions to the general public through an online open call for kids ages 9-14 – male and female. To audition, you have to prepare an audition tape where you explain why you didn’t do your homework. There have to be three reasons:
1. A truthful and logical explanation
2. An outrageously over the top made up story
3. A sad emotional real excuse that is almost too difficult to talk about
Submissions are only being accepted from the United States and Canada at this time. Head over to TheBookThiefCasting.com to submit. The casting director also includes an informational video you can watch before you create your tape. We’re all very excited for this film and I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing some new talented young actors! I love seeing new faces in adaptations since it’s great to have a fresh look at someone that you don’t have a previous opinion of, through watching their other films. For this book, especially, they’ll need to find very talented young people to make an adaptation work. Are any of you going to submit an audition for ‘The Book Thief’?