Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is hosting open casting calls for the role of Edgardo in the film The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. An area casting call will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center, 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook.
Online video submissions also accepted; visit www.castittalent.com/TKOEM by Friday, Feb. 10. No acting experience is necessary, and there are no fees to attend casting calls or to submit online.
According to the press release, directors are offering a "unique and very challenging part for a truly special, gifted, curious and intelligent boy with a mischievous streak who appears to be Jewish and Italian." Boys should be between 6 and 9 years old.