Disney are offering the chance of a lifetime for a young Irish actor as they are looking for a boy to play the lead in their upcoming blockbuster.
Studio bosses are searching for a young lad aged between 9-13 to play the part of anti-hero Artemis for a film adaption of the bestselling books Artemis Fowl.
Artemis is a criminal mastermind created by Wexford author Eoin Colfer. He plans to extort gold from fairy people but this leads him into trouble, following encounters with some of the most dangerous creatures on earth.
The first in the series of Artemis Fowl books was released in 2001, and they have gone on to sell over 20 million copies.
It’s no surprise that a major film company such as Disney would want to tap into this success and they are heading to Ireland in September and October to find their star.
Auditions will take place in Dublin, Galway and Cork between September 29 and October 30.
Youngsters of any ethnicity are welcome to audition and they do not need any previous acting experience.
However, they need to be aged between 9-13, under 5’3’’ tall and have their applications submitted by a parent or legal guardian.
If starring in a Disney movie wasn’t enough, the boy who is finally chosen will get to work with movie legends such as Robert De Niro, who is producing the film alongside Harvey Weinstein.
The script is being written by Michael Goldenberg who wrote the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Other big names who may become involved in the movie are Kenneth Branagh and Saoirse Ronan.
If you would like to considered please send a recent photo, your age and height by Monday 18 September to Emily at: [email protected].
Please state which location you would like to audition in (Galway, Dublin or Cork) or if you would prefer to submit a self-tape.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling