Kate Winslet (Image by Maggiejumps via Wikipedia)
, a movie in development to be directed by Jason Reitman is casting for lead and supporting roles. A mother and her son give a wounded man a ride as police search for an escaped convict. Kate Winsle
t and Josh Brolin
have already been cast.
Lead Role: Henry - boy, 13 years old ( actor must be between 10-14), Caucasian, a true innocent, has taken over the role of caretaker and protector to his fragile and reclusive mother Adele, an observant boy who understands his mother's loneliness, but is too young to understand why he cannot entirely fill it, when a new man enters the picture the friend-less Henry is both exhilarated by the relationship and threatened by the prospect that he is no longer needed by his mother.
Lead Role: Eleanor - girl, 14 years old (actor must be between 10-14), Caucasian, a skinny girl, a product of a broken home, newly moved from a big city to live with her father and is already bored with the small town entertainments, an intelligent girl, learned how to get what she wants with wit, calculations, and her newly developed sexual awareness, to Henry she is the mysterious hot girl who seems to know everything about the world that he doesn't.
Supporting Role: Barry - boy, 15 years old (actor must be between 12-17), Caucasian, mentally challenged, could be Down's Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy, the wheelchair-bound son of Evelyn (the lead character's only friend), can only communicate through gurgles and mumbles, is perhaps more engaged in the world around him than his mother realizes, seeking actors who have either condition described above.