Friday, June 28, 2013

Booking: AN AMERICAN MYSTERY - Strong Talent Management

Role: Nicole Brown Simpson
Represented By: Strong Talent Management
Casting Director: Josua Newton
Additional Notes: O.J. Simpson Movie 'An American Mystery' to Star Charlotte Kirk as Nicole Brown Simpson (Exclusive). British filmmaker Joshua Newton will write and direct the $65 million thriller.


Our latest interview is with the award winning, Harvard trained actor Faran Tahir (IRON MAN, STAR TREK) will be impossible to miss as he stars in 2 hugely anticipated films: science fiction sensational ELYSIUM (Out August 9th, TriStar Pictures/Sony) with Matt Damon and Jodi Foster and the gripping action thriller ESCAPE PLAN (Out October 18, Summit Entertainment) with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Written and directed by acclaimed DISTRICT 9 director Neil Blomkamp, ELYSIUM opens on August 9th and is set in the year 2154, where two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on overpopulated and ruined planet Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land and the only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is ‘Max’ (Matt Damon). Faran stars as ‘Minister Patel,’ recently elected to lead Elysium’s 8,000 super-high-net-worth citizens. ‘Patel’ understands how critical public opinion can be and prefers a more humane approach to keeping Elysium free of illegals. That puts him at odds with Defense Secretary ‘Delacourt’ (Jodi Foster) who has no issue with the ruling class getting a little blood on their hands. In theatres on October 18th, Faran stars as ‘Javed’ in ESCAPE PLAN, where he joins Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in combining their skills to try to break out of an ultimate high-tech prison that Stallone’s character himself designed to be escape-proof. Not only do the 3 men face the challenge of breaking out of the escape-proof prison, but together they face the challenge of battling the ruthless ‘warden Hobbs’ (Jim Caviezel) and his corrupt guard (Vinnie Jones). Faran is no stranger to Hollywood mega-blockbusters, having starred in John Favreau’s IRON MAN alongside Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man’s nemesis ‘Raza,’ the arms dealer who kidnaps billionaire playboy industrialist ‘Tony Stark’ (Downey Jr.), resulting in his transformation into Iron Man. Soon followed J.J. Abrams’s STAR TREK where Faran played the first Federation Captain of middle-eastern ethnicity in the history of the franchise—truly a groundbreaking role. His additional film credits range from roles in films such as Jennifer Aniston’s comedy PICTURE PERFECT, to dramatic roles in films such as CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR with Tom Hanks and A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES with RenĂ©e Zellweger. Faran’s vast television resume includes roles on “Lost,” “NYPD Blue,” “Cold Case,” “Dallas,” “Blue Bloods and “The West Wing” just to name a few. Faran comes from a theatre family well-known in Pakistan and India where both his parents are actors/directors/writers in Pakistan. He completed his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and his graduate degree from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard.

Booking: EVE MUSIC VIDEO - OneWorld Model & Talent

Booked: EVE Music Video
Role: Tweaker
Represented By: OneWorld Model & Talent
Casting Director: Victoria Denk Casting

Booking: DEXTER - Park Noack Agency

Booked: DEXTER Episode #812 "Remember Monsters"
Role: Paramedic #1
Represented By: Park Noack Agency
Casting Director: Shawn Dawson (Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Castin
Additional Notes: Jerry's other credits include co-starring roles in "ABC's "Castle", CBS' "Hawaii "5-0", USA Network's "Graceland" and TNT's "Southland". Jerry also shot supporting roles in the upcoming feature film "The Trials of Cate McCull" (with Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte & James Cromwell) as well as Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits" (with Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson), "The Girl from the Naked Eye (with Dominique Swain and Ron Yuan) and "Innocent Blood" (with C.S. Lee). Jerry was also one of the leads in the "Ninja Say What" viral YouTube video. Jerry is represented by Adam Park at Park Noack Agency for tv and film and is managed across the board by David Rhee at Arc Talent Management.