Netflix have put out a casting call for the lead in an upcoming film titled “Tall Girl” open to any females over 5ft 10in and aged between 13 and 21. The successful applicant will play 16 year old Jodi, who – at more than six feet tall – has to go above and beyond to survive high school while struggling with the constant label of being her school’s tall girl.
Surviving high school is tough enough, but try doing it as a six-foot-tall girl who can’t go a day without feeling like an outcast, always being asked, “How’s the weather up there?” Growing up is all about figuring out who you are, and the 2019 Netflix original live action comedy film Tall Girl captures that rite of passage by following a 16 year old who must embrace what makes her different and be proud to stand out, not fit in. Capturing the tone of the classic John Hughes movies, Tall Girl explores the nuanced and delicate relationships that make high school challenging, frustrating, memorable, and uplifting.
“Tall Girl is about all the places where we feel awkward or tender, and learning not only to accept those places, but to shower them with unconditional and radical love,” said Nzingha Stewart.
Those who want to audition can visit www.tallgirlcasting.com and submit no later than November 21, 2018. Tall Girl will begin shooting in January of 2019.