Casting Release for Out of My Mind movie



Producers Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine, The Farewell, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood) and Dan Angel (Goosebumps series, Gifted Hand, Door to Door) and Barden / Schnee Casting (the casting directors for Oscar-winning and -nominated films including SpotlightThe Help, and Winters Bone) are seeking a young female, aged 11 – 14, with cerebral palsy, for the lead role of “Melody” in the major motion picture adaptation of the bestselling young-adult novel Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper, to film this spring, 2022. The script is written by Daniel Stiepleman, screenwriter of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg story, On the Basis of Sex.

Out of My Mind is one of the most-read books in middle school America today, having sold close to 3 million copies. It was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential young adult novels of all time.

Out of My Mind tells the story of Melody, a young girl with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair. She is nonverbal, and everyone around her—with the exception of her parents, neighbor and in-classroom aid—dismiss her as intellectually disabled….that is, until she receives a medical-talk device that allows her to communicate for the first time in her life. Very quickly people realize Melody is a brilliant, articulate, passionate young lady, and finally see her the same way she’s always seen herself.

If you are interested send a recent photo(s) along with your name, age and contact information to Paul Schnee and Rachel Goldman