Well as expected, Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the highly anticipated biopic N.W.A – ‘Straight Outta Compton’, are distancing themselves from the highly offensive casting call released by Sande Alessi Casting. Click Here to read all about it if you missed it.
Universal said in a statement:
“The filmmakers … did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice. We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained.”
Universal has not confirmed whether or not they are still working with the agency.
Sande Alessi Casting has now deleted the offensive casting call from their Facebook page, along with other casting calls relating to the biopic.
I read some of the other casting requirements (“black and thuggy”) and just shook my head in disbelief. The tone and language used was just so disrespectful.
If Universal know what is good for them, they will drop this poor excuse for an agency.