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Wanna be in a Linklater film? Austin-area extras needed for possible Dazed and Confused sequel

Local extras needed for possible Dazed and Confused sequel

Dazed and Confused - Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey as David Wooderson in Dazed and Confused. Courtesy of Taste of Cinema
Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater is supposedly writing, directing and producing his latest project That's What I'm Talking About. Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society
Dazed and Confused - Matthew McConaughey
Richard Linklater

Calling all people with feathered hair: "The Untitled Richard Linklater Project" is looking for extras, according to a casting call posted on September 26. There has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not this film will be a Dazed and Confused sequel, but what we do know right now is that it revolves around a group college freshmen looking to survive their first year of school and join the baseball team.

 Some of the types needed include experienced baseball players, two-steppers, pool players, disco dancers and bartenders. 

Though it remains untitled in the casting call, The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that the film will be called That's What I'm Talking About. According to the Reporter, Linklater is no longer set to direct The Incredible Mr. Limpet because he wants to focus on, "That's What I'm Talking About, a 1980s, university-set project that is akin to his cult hit, Dazed and Confused, which was set in the 1970s and set in high school."

Some of the casting types needed include experienced baseball players, two-steppers, pool players, disco dancers and bartenders. The film is also looking to cast frat guys, sorority girls, bikers, hippies, punks and "Jerry Garcia types."

According to the casting call, anyone with Texas residency is encouraged to audition. And when they say anyone, they mean anyone … except guys with short hair. Since the film is set in the late '70s to early '80s, they will "require longer hair on all the guys and the ability to style to an '80s look on the ladies." If you don’t have the look, maybe you at least have the car —  there's also a plea for people with pre-1981 vehicles.

Linklater and company will be shooting with the extras from October 13 until November 29 in and around the Austin area, including Bastrop, Elgin and San Antonio. If you’re interested, check out the casting call and see if you have what it takes. If you look like Jerry Garcia, it seems like your chances are pretty good.