HBO's 'Kittredge' casting for pre-teen actress


Producer HBO Films and distributor Picturehouse are holding open casting calls for eight-to-12-year-old actresses to appear opposite Abigail Breslin in "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery."

Breslin, an Oscar nominee for "Little Miss Sunshine," plays the clever Depression-era title character, adapted from the American Girl book series. The casting calls for several roles will be held May 7 in Los Angeles, May 8 in Chicago and May 12 in New York.

The shoot begins this summer for producers Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Marisa Yeres of Goldsmith-Thomas Productions, Julia Roberts and Lisa Gillan of Red Om Films and Ellen L. Brothers of American Girl, Inc.