Just yesterday we told you that filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is moving to Atlanta, Georgia and Hawaii.

Now casting calls in Atlanta have surfaced!

Though the call sheets state these are for a film called “The Idiom,” it’s highly likely that Lionsgate is using a bogus title to prevent too much attention.

They are currently seeking:

– African American Children 12 and younger. Light-medium skin tone, very thin. Need to have the ability to cry. Want to see distress in their eyes. Would love to see their crying ability on tape.
Subject “CRYING CHILDREN”

– African American female, darker skinned, very thin, age 60-80. Needs to have a hunched back or the ability to look like that for an extended amount of time. Also needs to have the ability to cry. See the pain in their eyes. Would love to see a video of them crying.
Subject “CRYING GRANDMOTHER”

– African American female, darker skinned, tall and muscular, age 15-16. Again, the ability to cry. Would love to see them cry on video.
Subject “CRYING MUSCLE”

– Extremely skinny, any ethnicity and gender. Please submit 3 pics that shows your thin body frame, and women, no make-up please. We need to sell starvation and poverty.
Subject “THE SKINNY”

– Caucasian women with weathered faces. These are hard-working women that have been through a lot. This is where your no make-up is going to sell it. No photo shop, show us the real you. We need the character faces to bring the scene to life.
Subject “WEATHERED”

– Caucasian men and women that are skinny and have irregular teeth. You need to have a thin stature as well. Please send a picture of your smile for us. No make-up. This goes with the starvation and poverty.
Subject “TEETH”

– Seeking Caucasian men and women that have some grip/lighting/rigging experience.
Subject “TECH”

– Seeking those with some hair and make-up experience.
Subject “PREP”

– Caucasian men and women with very thin frames with acting experience. Please attach pics that show your thin frame as well as your acting resume.
Subject “YELL”

– Seeking Children 1-17, very thin frames for the older ones more so. This goes hand-in-hand with starvation and poverty.
Subject “Children”

– RICH WEALTHY UPSCALE
We are seeking men, women and children. Model, beautiful, upscale, political types. This will have a lot to do with the way you carry yourself. If you are a man with a beard willing to have it shaved in a untraditional way, please note that in the body of the e-mail. Please put TOP OF THE WORLD in the subject box.

– MEN WITH CHISELED CHEST
Seeking men with chiseled chest and abs. Sometimes its hard to do my job, but hey someone has to do it. Ok back to work. If you have chiseled arms and chiseled abs, please put KEEP in the subject box. Please make sure to send a waist shot (shirtless) and a full body (shirtless).

– SEEKING VERY THIN TYPES-SEVERELY THIN
We are seeking men and women that are extremely thin. There are a couple of different looks we are trying to achieve so please read carefully and submit where you feel you fit the best.

– Type 3
Pale/Ashen Skin and black to very dark brown hair
– Type 6/Part 1
Light brown/mousey brown hair, brown eyes or bluish/green/greyish eyes
– Type 6/Part 2/very specific (we know there won’t be many but…)
Extremely thin, I mean thin/loose skin/yellowish skin tone
– Type 8/Part 1
Brown hair, pale skin, hazel type eyes
– Type 8/Part 2
Dark brown hair, darker skin, brown eyes
– Type 11/Part 1
African American
– Type 11/Part 2
Latin American/Hispanic types
– Type 12/Part 1
Olive skin, gray eyes, black/dark brown hair
– Type 12/Part 2
Pale skin, blonde, blue eyes

– Seeking thin body frame African American men and women ages 12-60 with acting experience with a resume for featured roles. Needs to have the ability to cry. If you fit the bill then please e-mail idiomatic@gmail.com. Please include 3 pics (head and body) age, height, weight, and all contact info. Please attach resume. If you have the ability to send a video with your crying abilities that would be great. We also would like some that can pull off that “I want to cry but I’m holding it back” look. Tears welling up in the corners of your eyes. Please put CRYING in the subject box. (Source)

– Seeking those who can waltz well. If you can waltz, then please e-mail Idiomatl@gmail.com. Please include 3 pics (head and body) age, height, weight, and all contact info. Please list dance experience and put WALTZ in the subject box. (Source)

– Seeking ex-military/police types, 6’0″, Caucasian, very fit. If you fit the description please e-mail Idiomatl@gmail.com. Please send 3 pics (head and body) age, height, weight, and all contact info. Please put KEEP in the subject box. (Source)

More information on how to apply can be learned on Catrett Locke Casting’s website. Keep in mind that you must be in the Georgia area to attend filming.

Thanks to The Hob for the tip!

Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced!

Clare announced via press release this morning that she’ll publish a trilogy about Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock who’s appeared in every single one of her books and already received a collection of eleven spin-off novellas all about him (The Bane Chronicles). There is no word yet on whether the new books will tie in with the stories told in The Bane Chronicles.

Interestingly, this trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, after writing extensively in the YA realm. She always pushed the boundaries of YA, though, with the inclusion of “Dirty Sexy Balcony Scenes” and the like. The first Shadowhunter book, City of Bones, was published in 2007, and the teens who picked it up back then will feel right at home in the adult section of a bookstore today.

Also of note, the series will be co-written with Wesley Chu (author of The Lives of Tao). Clare seems to like having co-writers when dealing with Magnus Bane; The Bane Chronicles are the only other Shadowhunter books that have other authors attached.

The first Magnus Bane book is expected to be published in November 2017. This means that Cassandra Clare will have three Shadowhunters series being published concurrently… The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, and this Magnus Bane series.

If various sources are to be believed, all three will have an installment published in 2017. The second Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows, is expected in April. The Magnus Bane book, as mentioned above, is due in November. And the official site of the Shadowhunter Chronicles still says that the first Last Hours book, Chain of Thorns, is expected in 2017. Clare has a sixth series planned after getting some of these finished, The Wicked Powers, so there’ll be more Shadowhunters coming to a bookstore near you at least through the early 2020s.

Perhaps the decision to publish the Magnus Bane trilogy was based on the character’s success on the Shadowhunters TV show, where the fan favorite is portrayed by Harry Shum Jr. Shadowhunters was renewed for a second season by ABC Family, and it looks like they may have many seasons ahead of them.

Clare said, “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life… There are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”

Are you excited for three books all about Magnus Bane, or is this Shadowhunter overkill?

The Boxcar Children are heading to the big screen for a new movie series.

Many of us grew up with the wonderful Boxcar Children book series when we were kids. The stories by Gertrude Chandler Warner follow Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, who live in a train boxcar as they search for a home. As kids we all wanted to live in that boxcar (or at least I did — I thought it was so cool to live in a train car with friends!).

According to a press release from Shout! Factory Studios and Legacy Classics, work on a new Boxcar Children animated movie series is well underway, with the first movie aiming for a release in 2017 (which marks the 75th anniversary of Boxcar Children #1). Two more Boxcar Children stories are also in development.

If the animation quality is at the Sunday-morning-cartoon level I probably won’t be very excited about it, but if it’s a more mature animation style (like a Pixar or a Coraline) I can imagine myself loving it.

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The Boxcar Children movie series is poised to do well thanks to the overall success of the books they’re based on. The novels have collectively sold over 70 million copies worldwide, with over 160 books (?!) in its arsenal. The two most recent books are titled The Legend of the Irish Castle and The Celebrity Cat Caper, which were both published this year. Looking through the history of the series, roughly four Boxcar Children books have been published annually. The original author, Gertrude Chandler Warner, only wrote the first 19.

A low-budget animated Boxcar Children film debuted two years ago, but today’s announcement marks a reboot with a new studio at the helm.

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
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