Casting Call



Danny Strong and Adam Hendershott are off to work in the Morgan Creek's film "Sydney White and the Seven Dorks," starring Amanda Bynes. The movie features Bynes as Sydney White, a college freshman who takes on an evil sorority president with the help of seven endearing nerds. Strong and Hendershott play two of the seven dorks. Strong is best known for his recurring roles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Gilmore Girls." Hendershott has appeared on numerous shows, including "Veronica Mars" and "Gilmore Girls." Both actors are repped by manager David Sweeney. Strong is additionally represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners and Hendershott by the Buchwald Talent Group. … Chris Pratt has landed a lead role opposite Anna Faris and Topher Grace in "Kids in America" for Imagine Entertainment and Universal. The film takes place at a wild Labor Day party in 1988, which is held at the home of Pratt's character, who is the boyfriend of Faris' character. Pratt most recently appeared in a recurring role on the final season of Fox's "The O.C." and in the feature film "Strangers With Candy." He is repped by Abrams Artists. … Daytime Emmy nominee Crystal Hunt has booked two films: "Sydney White" and the indie thriller "Brooklyn to Manhattan." In "White," Hunt portrays an eager and enthusiastic sorority pledge from Texas who helps Bynes' character adjust to sorority life. In "Manhattan," she will play a pill-popping Barbie doll-type Upper East Sider. Hunt is best known as evil teen Lizzie Spaulding on "Guiding Light." She is repped by Don Buchwald and Associates, Evolution and Douglas Stone. … Aaron Yoo ("The Bedford Diaries") has a lead role in Sony's untitled blackjack picture up his sleeve. Yoo joins Kate Bosworth as one of the six MIT students who, under the direction of their professor (Kevin Spacey), took Las Vegas for millions of dollars. Yoo will next be seen in Paramount Pictures' "Disturbia," Warner Bros. Pictures' "American Pastime" and Picturehouse's "Rocket Science," which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. He is repped by Tony Cloer at Blue Ridge Entertainment. … John Vance has caught a role in Universal's "Leatherheads," director George Clooney's rapid-fire romantic comedy set against the backdrop of pro football in 1925. Vance plays a suicidal man. Vance's other credits include "Two and a Half Men" and "Malcolm in the Middle." He is repped by Bonnie Black Talent and Lit. … Craig Robinson is boarding Sony Pictures' "The Pineapple Express," from director David Gordon Green. The film stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as a pair of toking buddies who get mixed up with a drug gang. Robinson is best known for his recurring role as warehouse worker Darryl on "The Office." He also recently appeared in "Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls." Robinson is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Matt Johnson at Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca.