Alexander the Great : Baz Luhrmann seeks child star

Baz Luhrmann, world-renowned director of Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, is currently touring the world in search of an actor to play young Alexander the Great in his upcoming film.

The film will be a distinct break from Luhrmann's musical trilogy to a more serious delving into epic story telling.

Though production on the film is yet to commence, casting for the role of the adult Alexander has already been confirmed as Leonardo DiCaprio.Fellow Academy award winner Nicole Kidman will play Alexander's mother.

By focusing much of the film on young Alexander's life, Luhrmann hopes to shed some light on the psychology of one of the greatest leaders to rule the world.

Luhrmann is looking for a gifted young boy to play this role with experience in acting and horse-riding.

If you think you know someone perfect for the role, send a colour headshot, along with information on age, height, weight, and horse-riding abilities to:

Universal Pictures Feature Casting Department
Untitled Alexander the Great Project
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 2160/8A
Universal City, California 91608

Alexander the Great is released on UIP.

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