Casting Call for Recurring Roles in Taraji Henson’s ‘Hidden Figures’


Required: Caucasian men and women of different ages

Date: March and April, as mentioned

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Payment: Yes


Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Hidden Figures’ has already stormed social media by offering a number of roles for the struggling actors. It has already become one of the most searched names not only because of the availability of roles, but also because of its strong story line. Currently, the casting directors are looking for people to play recurring roles in the movie, which may open up doors for you. So don’t miss this chance.

The producers of ‘Hidden Figures’ have signed MH Casting for selecting the actors. The movie revolves around a successful space project of the US in which an African-American woman and her friends helped the American scientists to complete the project.

The American scientists accomplished the mission in 1962. However, the scientists were preparing for the mission for a long time. In short, the movie takes place in the 1950s and 1960s. It is very important that all the candidates applying for the roles must be willing to adapt a 1960s look and personality.

Currently, the casting directors are looking for Caucasian men from 20 years to 40 years of age. The actors are required to play the roles of NASA employees. Some actors will also be required to play the role of NASA scientists. Some actors may also be required to play background roles of people operating in the NASA workstations. Some Caucasian actors are also required to play as university students and parents of the students in the movie.

Taraji P. Henson is playing the role of Katherine Johnson, the African American mathematician who played an important role in helping the NASA scientists win the space war. The movie is originally based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterley. The original name of the book is “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African American Women who Helped Win the Space Race.”  The name has been slightly altered for the movie as ‘Hidden Figures: To the Moon and Back’.

Details and Requirements

For Caucasian Males

Only serious applicants should apply for this job. The casting directors are currently looking for Caucasian men in their 20s to 40s. these are very important roles and all the candidates must be available on multiple dates. The filming will begin in April and continue till the second week of May. The producers may need to extend the dates.

Following are the filming dates. Please apply only if you are available on these dates. The producers will not entertain irrelevant submissions.

  • April 04
  • April 05
  • April 12
  • April13
  • April 14
  • April 18
  • April 19
  • April 20
  • April 21
  • April 22
  • April 25
  • April 26
  • April 27
  • April 28
  • April 29
  • May 02
  • May 03
  • May 04
  • May 05
  • May 06
  • May 09
  • May 10
  • May 11
  • May 12
  • May 13

*Please apply only if you are available on the mentioned dates.*

According to the casting directors, all the actors should be willing to clean sheave their beards. Filming on April 18, 19, and 20 will take place on military base. For military base filming scenes, the directors will provide military badges to the selected candidates. You will use these military badges to provide your identity and enter the base. The Core NASA Group will work on the military base on the mentioned dates only. Other shooting locations will be mentioned to the candidates in callbacks.

If you are applying for military base scenes then please mention it in your email submission. The directors will provide you required paperwork only if you mention the military base submission in the email. Candidates without the paperwork will not be entertained or allowed to enter the base.

If you are selected for this job then the directors will call you for a Wardrobe Fittings test. You need to have a period haircut and clean shave to attend the wardrobe fittings test. The fittings test date is March 30 and March 31. The tests will be conducted from 8AM to 5PM at Gresham Park in Flat Shoals Area.

  • Fittings Test Dates: March 30 and March 31
  • Fittings Test Days: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Fittings Test Location: Off HWY, l-20 Gresham Park, Flat Shoals Area

Please read the details below to submit your email profiles.

Enter the subject of the email as NASA CORE.

Attach at least 3 recent photos including one headshot, one medium length and one full frame photo. The casting directors will select the candidates based on their looks. Make sure that the photos are captured in well-lit room in front of plain wall. If you want to get selected for the roles then make sure to shave your beard and get a 50s haircut.

Attach the following requirements with the email and send it to

  • Full legal name
  • Age
  • Immediate contact number
  • Address
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair color
  • Pant size including leg and waist
  • Shirt or coat size
  • Shoe size
  • Current city of residence and its distance from East Point, GA
  • The casting directors are also looking for Picture Cars from 1950s or 1060s so make sure to include Year, Make, Model, and Color of your car in the email body.

Details and Requirements for Graduation Day Actors

The casting crew requires men and women to play small recurring roles on the Graduation Day filming. The candidates will be booked for two days including April 05 and April 14. All the applicants of this job must be available on both dates. Please do not apply if you are not available on even one of the mentioned dates. Only serious candidates are encouraged to apply.

The casting directors are looking for Caucasian men to play as the Graduating students and men and women to play as the parents of these students. Young men and women are also required to act as the friends of the graduating students.

Filming Details

Filming for these roles will take place on April 05 and April 14. All the candidates must be available for the two-day booking.

  • Filming Dates: April 04 and April 14
  • Filming Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, GA

Only locals of Georgia are encouraged to apply for these roles. Please do not submit if you are not a Georgia local.

The producers will pay $9.00/hour for the fittings test and $72 per eight operational hours on the filming day to the selected actors.

  • Payment: $72/8 working hours

Requirements for the Students

  • Required Gender: Male
  • Required Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Required Age: 20-30

Requirements for Men Playing Parents and Friends

  • Required age: 21-55
  • Required Waist: 32-40
  • Required Height: 5’0” – 6’1”
  • Required Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Special Requirements: Men should be willing to get 1950s and 1960s era haircut. If men are bald, they must be willing to wear a wig.

Requirements for Women Playing Parents and Friends

  • Required age: 21-55
  • Required Height: 5’0” – 6’1”
  • Required size: 4-10
  • Required Ethnicity: Caucasian

General Requirements for All

  • Modern haircuts or colored are strictly not allowed.
  • All the applicants must be slim to fit the designed costumes.

Callbacks, Payment and Fittings Details

The casting directors will select the candidates and inform them about the callbacks and fittings dates. The filming for these roles will take place on April 05 and April 14. However, the fittings tests will be scheduled on March 29. The applicants must be available on the mentioned dates.

  • Callback: TBD
  • Fittings Test Date: March 29
  • Fittings Test Day: Tuesday
  • Fittings Test Timing: 8AM to 5PM
  • Fittings Test Location: l-20, Flat Shoals area, Exit 62, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Fittings Payment: $9.00/hour

If you are applying for the role of student then please enter the subject line of the email as STUDENT 4/5.

If you are applying for the role of parents or friends then enter the subject line as PARENT/FRIEND 4/5.

Please attach at least 3 recent photos including one headshot, one medium length and one full frame photo with the email.

Enter the following details in the email body to

  • Full legal name
  • Telephone or mobile number
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Current city and state of residence
  • Distance of your city from Georgia
  • Sizes for men including waist, shoe, inseam, sleeve, and neck
  • Sizes for women including waist, dress size, chest, hip, and shoe

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