Omega Underground has learned that Walt Disney Pictures is still holding an open casting call in Ireland for the lead role of Artemis Fowl. The Disney feature adaptation has director Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Murder on The Orient Express) with a script from Michael Goldenberg and Conor McPherson, based on the novel by Eoin Colfer.
Artemis Fowl the 2nd, a young Irish criminal mastermind, who kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund rescuing his father. Once a transaction is made, they go on a hunt for the evil pixie Opal Koboi and rush to save Artemis Fowl senior from the Arctic.
We have the casting call, new audition dates in Ireland, along with a character description for the lead role which could become a reoccurring franchise role for a lucky newcomer.
-Male 5’3 (9-13)
-Open To All Ethnicities
-Needs An Irish Accent
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: At first glance Artemis could be mistaken for a rather ordinary child with little athletic ability, but his eyes reveal a flickering of intelligence; inquisitive and possessing both academic and emotional intelligence, he is highly perceptive and good at reading people; most importantly, Artemis is warm-hearted and has a great sense of humour; he has fun in whatever situation he is in and loves life. No previous acting necessary.
Auditions (by appointment only) will take place in the following Irish cities Galway (September 29-30), Dublin (October 1st), and Cork (October 14th).
UPDATE: We a couple more character breakdowns for other major roles like Holly, Bulter, and Juliet.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Captain Holly Short is a female Elf. She is talkative, sarcastic, determined and the first female officer in her reconnaissance unit – a position that comes with a lot of pressure. Unlike some of the other fairies, she has a strong moral code and becomes one of Artemis’ true friends.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Butler, though dressed properly as a personal valet, is a giant of a man, with no nonsense, spine-snapping demeanor. He is Artemis’ servant, confidant, protector, and muscle.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Butler’s little sister. She lives at Fowl Manor with him and Artemis. She’s somewhat clumsy but capable of incredible feats of gymnastics. She is skeptical about the whole fairy-hunting enterprise.
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Artemis Fowl is eyeing a late January start date and filming is expected to take place in the UK and Ireland. Disney has yet to give the film an official release date.
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