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Casting Call Details

Posted: Jul 30, 2007
Deadline: Aug 4, 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Casting call expired.

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Role Details:


There is no pay for this role.

This role is open to non-union members.



Ethnic Look:

Special Skills:
Must be able to do an African accent

KWAME OPOKU / Lead / Male / African Am / 50-60
Kwame Opoku (50's), a former Captain in Ghana's army, now works and lives in exile as a cab driver in Los Angeles. After a Coup d'Etat in 1979, in which he was branded a traitor and his father was executed, Kwame fled to the United States feeling like his country betrayed him and vowing never to return.

Alone in America, Kwame has spent the last twenty years leading a reclusive life, his anger mounting. He spends his days driving his cab on the streets of Los Angeles, unable to forget the past or build a future. When he reaches out to Roxanne, a heroin addict with a troubled past, he finds the strength to reevaluate his life and confront his past.

Project Details:



Set against the backdrop of the 2000 Ghanaian elections, "The Cab Driver," is the story of Kwame Opoku, a former Captain in the Ghanaian Army, who has been living in exile in Los Angeles for the past twenty years. Forced to flee to America after a Coup d'Etat in 1979, Kwame now works as a cab driver, living a reclusive life in a country that is not his own, harboring anger over the betrayal he feels at the hands of his native land, and haunted by a tragic event he blames himself for.

Other casting calls in this project:

Role Gender Age Posted Deadline Status
Kwame M 20-29 Jul 30 '07 Aug 4 '07 expired
Gifty F 50-59 Jul 30 '07 Aug 4 '07 expired
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